After a brief cool-down, temperatures will begin to climb throughout the weekend.
By Friday, temperatures will rebound a bit, climbing into the mid 60s and remaining through the weekend.
Skies will remain clear with sun through Friday, but a chance for rain will return Saturday and into Sunday.
For those looking to spend some time outdoors, Friday will be the warmest and sunniest day of the week before the chance of rain, which is not set to taper off until early next week.
Looking ahead to next week, temperatures will start off in the 50s before once again returning to the 60s.
Showers and thunderstorms will return to Washington, D.C., as May transitions to June before summer warmth eases next week.
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck south of Japan Saturday evening, local time. No tsunami was triggered, but the earthquake was felt in Tokyo.
Some clouds are expected on Saturday evening during the final day of this year's initial appearance of the Manhattanhenge setting sun phenomenon in New York City.
The wet pattern in the southern Plains over the past several weeks has nearly eliminated drought conditions across the region.
Cooler air will move into the area to start the workweek, but not before rain and wind impacting the area to end the weekend.
Mississippi/ Ohio Valleys (1989)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the Upper Ohio Valley. A F-4 tornado injured three people and caused a million dollars damage at New Providence IA.
Thunderstorms developing along a warm front spawned fourteen tornadoes in northeastern Texas during the last afternoon and night. Thunderstorms produced baseball size hail near Marshall, wind gusts to 77 mph at Commerce and up to five inches of rain in many locations.
Daytona Beach, FL (1997)
140 people rescued from rip currents. A man died trying to save his wife.