DC: Mother's Day Warmth to Follow Unsettled Saturday Evening

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
May 10, 2014; 11:00 PM
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After locally drenching showers and thunderstorms affect Washington, D.C., into Saturday night, some sunshine will brighten mom's day on Sunday.

A slow-moving storm affecting the Central states much of this week will pick up some forward speed this weekend.

As moisture with the storm system drifts through into Saturday night, there is the potential for highly localized urban flooding, gusty winds and the corresponding travel delays and disruptions to outdoor activities.

A small area of high pressure should be just strong enough to allow dry air to mix down from aloft and break up clouds and prevent shower activity in the Northeast on Sunday.

With more of a westerly flow of air, chilly air from the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay will be shut off.

The pattern will bring the warmest weather of the year so far. Temperatures will climb well into the 80s F in many locations Sunday to Tuesday. Temperatures could even touch the 90-degree mark early next week.

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Temperatures reached 87 on May 8, which eclipsed the prior warmest day of the year of 2014 at Reagan National Airport, which was 85 on April 13.


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