Thursday, April 19, 2007

April to Become More Enchanted


Cloudy, cool. A very weak low pressure area drifting through southwestern Virginia is bringing isolated sprinkles to the Washington metro area this afternoon. Once again, temperatures are in the unseasonable mid and upper 50s. Considerable reduction in the cloud cover should permit readings to return to the 60s tomorrow and even milder levels this weekend.

Tonight and Tomorrow

Clearing, milder. Scattered showers and sprinkles should end this evening, and clouds will decrease overnight with lows in the mid 40s in town and low 40s in the 'burbs. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with highs 63-66°.

For the outlook through the weekend and beyond with Larson's Long-Range, scroll on down to Josh's post below.


The Weather Channel's countdown of the 100 Biggest Weather Moments concludes tonight at 8 and 11, beginning with #20, Doppler radar.

TWC is also planning extensive coverage of Earth Day, which is this Sunday, including a special edition of Forecast Earth at 5:00. The show will feature Cheryl Crow's Stop Global Warming College Tour, which is appearing that day at GW's Smith Center at 4pm. The Tour is also scheduled for 1pm on Saturday at UMD's Cole Field House.

A second new episode of Forecast Earth at 5:30 will include a debate on the most frequent arguments of global warming skeptics, including the chronic red herring raised by many broadcast meteorologists who blindly refuse to see the forest for the trees, "If forecasters can't predict the weather 3-days out, certainly they can't forecast a year, a decade or a century out!"

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