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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 10/26/2008

Forecast: The Return of Sunshine

By Brian Jackson

By Brian Jackson

We'll be drying out quickly after our shot of rain yesterday and the weekend will end with fine weather. The front that brought moderate rains to the region has moved off the coast. High pressure is now building in and bringing back sunny skies. Temperatures will also rebound today before returning to cooler than normal during the first half of the week.

TODAY (SUNDAY)

Clearing and warmer, 67-70. We'll see at least one nice day this weekend as high pressure briefly builds over the area in the wake of our wet weather yesterday. Clearing skies will provide the sun necessary for temperatures to rebound nicely with most areas reaching into the upper 60s and could touch 70 in a few spots. Winds will be out of the west at 5-10 mph, with a few occasional gusts. Overall, it's not a bad way to close out the weekend.

For the overnight, skies will continue to be partly cloudy. We'll begin to cool down as lows will drop into the mid 40s in the city, with those outside the beltway experiencing the lower 40s and some upper 30s. Winds will be light.

Wondering if you'll need a jacket on the way to work this week? Keep reading for the forecast through Wednesday.

TOMORROW (MONDAY)

Still sunny, cooler, 56-59.The sun will stay with us for the start of our work week but a reinforcing shot of cooler air will keep the temperatures down. Our afternoon highs will only reach into the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds will be pick up during the day, blowing out of the west then northwest at 10-20 mph with higher gusts.

Monday's breeziness will begin to relax after sundown and we'll have a cool night in store for us. Overnight lows across the area will be near 40 downtown, with mid 30s in the colder suburbs. Skies will become a little cloudier as a weak front approaches during the night and winds will be decreasing with time, blowing at 5-15 mph.

A LOOK AHEAD

Conditions will continue to be on the cool side for Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday we'll have a mix of clouds and sun, but we'll stay dry. Afternoon highs can be expected to reach the low-to-mid 50s. For your Wednesday, temperatures will remain cool and highs will again be in the mid 50s but more of the sun makes us feel better about it. Both overnight periods will experience temperatures in the low-to-mid 30s in the suburbs and upper 30s in the city.Confidence: Medium-High

By Brian Jackson  | October 26, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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