DC: Cold Shot Follows Warmest Weather in Months

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
April 13, 2014; 3:23 AM ET
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Warmth will hold around Washington, D.C., through Monday, but the return of cooler air is on the horizon.

The warm weather will provide a perfect opportunity to view the cherry blossoms, which are now at peak. According to the Capital Weather Gang, this is the second latest peak bloom since 1992.

Many places will see temperatures reach 80 F on Sunday with highs in the upper 70s still expected for Monday.

Typical of the spring, the cool waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River and the Atlantic Ocean will exert an influence and can hold temperatures back significantly along the immediate coast, especially along south-facing shorelines.

Chilly air plunging into the Plains will swing eastward in the upcoming days.

After blissful springtime temperatures over much of the region on Monday, rain will put the brakes on the warming trend on Tuesday.

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High temperatures on Wednesday will be held to the 50s. It is not out of the question for frost to then form in some of the northern and western suburbs at night.

Temperatures should rise to more seasonable levels by Friday.

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