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Benign Start to May

Matt Ross @ 1:00 AM

We welcome in May with pretty typical May weather. As we head toward summer, our weather becomes much more stable as large fluctuations become less frequent. Look for near-average weather over the next couple days.


Sunny, Mild. Today will be mostly sunny and seasonably warm. Afternoon highs will be 75-80 with a very light southerly breeze. Some clouds may be on the increase as we head toward dusk.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Showers, Cooler. Clouds will be on the increase tonight as a backdoor cold front sinks south over our area. There's a 50-50 chance of some light showers and maybe a thunderstorm. Overnight lows will only dip to near 60. On Wednesday we have a 30% chance of some lingering showers, with clearing as we head through the day. Winds will freshen out of the northwest and afternoon highs will be around normal in the low to mid 70s. Refer to Jason's forecast for the rest of the week and weekend.

Image Above Courtesy of Accuweather.

April Recap

The last few days have kept this April from being historically cold, but it still finishes up as noteworthy. April will finish at around 2.5 degrees below normal and is the coldest since 1983. It is tied for 7th coldest on record at National Airport (DCA) in the 66 years that records have been kept there. This all despite the fact that we have had only one below normal day since April 20th. Our high temperature for the month was 85 and the low 29.

Although we missed the torrential rains that struck the New York area during the mid month Noreaster, we still finished with 50% above normal rainfall which brings us up to normal rainfall for 2007 to date. The 0.4" of snow that fell on April 7th was our first accumulating snowfall in April since 1990.

In May we often get caught between contradictory patterns in the south and midwest versus the northeast. However, if I had to guess, I would say May will finish with temperatures slightly above normal.


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