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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 10/12/2008

Forecast: Nothing But Blue Skies...

By Brian Jackson

by Brian Jackson

The sun will continue to smile on everyone, adding to an already pleasant long weekend for the majority of us. We'll be seeing afternoon highs about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year, along with dry weather and cool nights. This would be a good time to get out and view some of the autumn colors starting to break out in the area. While we're not yet near our peak in color, one couldn't ask for better conditions to get out and enjoy.


Bright sun, 78-81. After a cool start, we'll quickly warm to our afternoon high near 80 degrees. Winds will be blowing lightly out of the east. You may even want to bring the sunscreen out of retirement if you're going to be out for an extended period. For those of you looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors, may I suggest one of the numerous pick-your-own fruit farms in the area. It's prime apple season and many offer hayrides and other activities to enjoy.

Cool and clear overnight. These conditions will allow temperatures to plummet into the upper 40s in some of the cooler suburbs, with the lower 50s downtown.

Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through Wednesday and see SkinsCast for today's game.

Towering clouds over Barnesville, Montgomery County, Md. last weekend. By Capital Weather Gang visitor Jack Toomey

TOMORROW (Columbus Day)

Crystal clear, 80-83.We celebrate the discovery of our fine continent with some fine weather on Monday. This large high pressure area across the East Coast just refuses to budge, keeping us in the clear. We'll again see pleasant temperatures in the afternoon with most of us reaching the lower 80s. Winds will shift around to out of the southwest but will remain light, at less than 10 mph.

Monday night will again be clear but not quite as cool thanks to winds from the southwest raising the dewpoints just a bit. Temperatures will still be cool but I expect all but the most rural areas to stay above 50 degrees with the metro area dropping to around 55 overnight.

Confidence: High


Tuesday and Wednesday continue our run of pleasant conditions. High pressure will fight off the approach of an approaching front through Wednesday keeping us warm and dry. Our afternoon highs will remain above average, near the 80 degree mark with mostly sunny skies. Our guardian high can't fight off the approaching front forever though and by Wednesday evening we may begin to see some high clouds streaming overhead. Confidence: Medium-High

By Brian Jackson  | October 12, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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What a fabulous photo

Posted by: Mot | October 12, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

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