Forecast: Fall in Full Effect
The indicators of fall are unveiling themselves each and every day. Today, many areas will see their first freezing temperatures and frost. Throughout the week ahead, the warm, sunny days and clear, crisp nights will help colorful foliage emerge with the downside of more and more leaves covering your lawns. Naturally, when you want to begin raking those leaves this weekend, rain may threaten. But as I wrote yesterday, rain is now needed after virtually none so far this month.
Sunny, 64-68. Temperatures in many areas will double today. Starting the day in the low-to-mid 30s, the mercury will top out in the mid and even upper 60s thanks to strong sunshine. With little wind to speak of, you'll be able to shed a layer for a delightful afternoon walk.
Clear and cool overnight -- but not as cold as last night due to a light wind from the south. Lows will drop into the mid 30s in the colder suburbs and the low 40s in the District.
Keep reading for the forecast through the week.
Partly sunny, 65-69. A light south wind will tap the warmest air of the coming week. Temperatures will likely warm into the upper 60s across the region. During the afternoon, some clouds will increase as a cold front sweeps through region but no rain is forecast. The wind from the south will shift to out of the northwest by evening.
Overnight, it will be breezy and cold with lows in the upper 30s in the suburbs to the low 40s in the city.
High pressure builds into the region Wednesday through Friday giving us mostly sunny, dry days and cold, clear nights. Highs all three days will likely range from 55-60 (trending warmer towards Friday), with lows 32-40 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium-High
Low pressure to the west and developing to the south will likely create unsettled conditions over the weekend. Some rain is decent possibility (60% chance) on Saturday, with temperatures warming into the mid 60s as winds become southerly. The rain may continue into Sunday (40% chance), with highs again in the 60s. Confidence: Medium
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