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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 10/17/2008

Forecast: Finally Feelin' Like Fall

By Camden Walker

Daytime highs down about 20 degrees

WeatherCamFinally, autumn arrives in full force. After a full week of highs in the upper 70s to low 80s, we drop down to mainly the 60s for the forseeable future. Gradually we'll see more and more sun over the next few days -- Sunday looks spectacularly sunny! Just give some time for clouds to clear behind yesterday's cold front passage.

TODAY (FRIDAY)

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Partly sunny. Low 60s. We'll have a battle between clouds and sun today (more clouds the further south you are) with a passing shower possible south of D.C. And a definite chill in the air with highs only in the low 60s. A light breeze will blow from the north at 5 to 10 mph -- not as refreshing as when temperatures are near 80, right?

Wow will it be cool tonight. Under partly cloudy skies, lows dip to the mid-to-upper 40s downtown and low 40s in the close-in suburbs. Perhaps some upper 30s further north and west of town, in places like Loudoun and Frederick counties, especially with enough breaks in the clouds and if winds die off.

Confidence: Medium-High

Does the weather get any warmer or sunnier? Keep reading. And see SkinsCast for Sunday's game against the Browns.

TOMORROW (SATURDAY)

Partly sunny. Breezy. Near 60. Clouds continue to hang on, but with any luck skies will become increasingly sunny during the day. Temperatures? Around 60, maybe a couple degrees above, is about the best we'll do for highs. Winds will be more of a factor as well, blowing around 10-20 mph from the north with occasional higher gusts.

Becoming mostly clear Saturday night. A light breeze will keep temperatures from completely nosediving. But still some mid-to-upper 30s are possible in the coolest suburbs, with lows in the 40s downtown.

SUNDAY

Mostly sunny. Near 60. Winds settle down and skies go mostly sunny. But temperatures stay pretty much the same. Highs right around 60. Maybe some spots get a couple degrees above.

Mostly clear and cool Sunday night. Lows should range from the low-to-mid 40s in the city, down to the mid 30s to near 40 outside the Beltway.

A LOOK AHEAD

The upcoming work week starts off partly to mostly sunny on Monday and Tuesday with highs rebounding to the upper 60s to near 70. Confidence: Medium

By Camden Walker  | October 17, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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Comments

Camden is the hero again! Bringing Fall to DC!

Posted by: Dave | October 17, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

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