We have certainly had a milder February, but temperatures may reach 80° later this week. Today, we are expected to reach the lower 60s. A cloudy morning should become a mix of clouds and sun later today with temps getting into the 60° this afternoon. Tuesday is expected to be a bit sunnier and a couple degrees warmer today, with temps in the low to mid 60s.
Things will cool down on Wednesday with rain possible and temperatures in the mid 60s before a big warm up comes to town on Thursday, February 23 with temperatures expected to reach the upper 70s and possibly as warm as 80°! DC has reached 80° in February just three times in history– 84° on February 25, 1930, 82° on February 21, 2018, and 82° on February 28, 1948.
We will see a cool down for Friday and Saturday, with temperatures expected to be in the 40s and even the possibility for light frozen precipitation early Saturday. Temps are expected to be back in the upper 50s on Sunday. Featured photo courtesy of Dronify DMV shows the Cherry Blossoms at the tidal basin from a previous year, which are still a few weeks away from full bloom this year