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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 09/18/2008

Forecast: Sunshine as Far as the Eye can See

By Josh Larson

If you're a fair weather friend then the weather over the coming days will simply delight you. A sprawling area of high pressure overhead will keep clouds and rain out of the forecast. It will also lead to mostly sunny days and mostly clear nights with low humidity and temperatures just about where they should be for this time of year. Get out and enjoy!


Sunny & breezy. Upper 70s. A nearly cloudless morning will give way to just a few afternoon clouds with occasionally breezy winds from the north at 10-15 mph. Expect afternoon highs to be right where they were yesterday -- in the upper 70s.

Clear skies and continued somewhat breezy conditions will characterize the weather tonight with overnight lows near 50 in places like Vienna and Damascus and in the mid 50s downtown.

Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the beginning of next week See SkinsCast for this Sunday's game against the Cardinals, and our new Weather Wall for the ultimate overview of current conditions in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.


Sunny & cooler. Low 70s. I'll make Friday's forecast simple for you: take today's weather and keep the abundant sunshine, occasional breezes and low humidity and subtract 5 degrees from afternoon highs -- which will only reach the low 70s.

Friday evening will be an excellent one for outdoor dining or going out as we'll see clear skies and temperatures eventually dropping to the low to mid 50s.

Confidence: High


The forecast for Saturday and Sunday is an easy one too. We'll continue to see lots of sunshine and low humidity. Afternoon highs both days will reach the mid to upper 70s with overnight lows -- under clear skies -- bottoming out in the mid to upper 50s. Confidence: High

Let's see if you can guess what the forecast is for Monday. I'll give you a moment to hazard a guess. Okay, plan on mostly sunny skies, negligible humidity and afternoon highs in the mid 70s. (Were you right?) The overnight will see mostly clear skies with lows in the 50s. Confidence: Medium-High

By Josh Larson  | September 18, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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This is a great time of year. I can bike to work about as fast as I care, without worrying about wearing sweat stains down my back.

It won't last long though. Soon I'll have to put on gloves and a wind breaker.

Posted by: Ron Alford | September 18, 2008 9:15 AM | Report abuse

So, those "occasional breezes" tomorrow...will be they by chance be easterly at 5-10kt through the afternoon? I can only hope! Let me know if it's worth burning the vacation hours to take out my boat, please?

Posted by: ~sg | September 18, 2008 9:54 AM | Report abuse

We are sooo close to dipping below 60 here downtown. I want 59 or lower, soon!! Come on autumn...

Anyone out there hit the 50 degree mark receently?

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | September 18, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

sg, be careful with the small craft advisory through Friday... the breezes won't be out of the east, either.

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | September 18, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Canadian charts indicate a rather strong anticyclone (1024+HPa) building from the north over the Canadian prairies. Watch out for a cool outbreak soon.

Siberian note: Russia Today is forecasting a HIGH temperature of 0 Celsius/32F for the first time this fall in Oymyakon.

Posted by: El Bombo | September 18, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Camden, thanks for the heads up....I actually missed that SCA!!! :-o

Posted by: ~sg | September 18, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

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