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

Forecast: Weather Stays Warm & Worry-Free

By Camden Walker

WeatherCamSun and more sun for this weekend -- just like the last one. We are in the midst of yet another mostly dry streak with only 0.04" of rain at National Airport for the month thus far (compared to the average value of 1.01"). Still, we're 1.65" above normal since Sept. 1 and 8.94" above normal since Jan. 1. So, enjoy the warm and worry-free weather as our transition to winter remains unharsh.

TODAY (FRIDAY)

Mostly sunny. Upper 70s. Bright sunshine and low humidity will feel fantastic. Watch temperatures soar to afternoon highs in the upper 70s. Winds will be light, from the north at 5-10 mph. Spectacular!

Tonight, no sign of frost just yet. But cool enough that you may not want to leave the windows open alll-l-l-l night long? Temperatures will stay above the chilly range downtown -- lows in the low-to-mid 50s -- with just a few 40s in the suburbs. Skies will be mostly clear and winds light, out of the northeast.

Confidence: High

Does the weather hold through Columbus Day and beyond? Keep reading. And see SkinsCast for Sunday's game against the Rams.


The sun sets on Glover Park, D.C., yesterday evening. By Capital Weather Gang photographer Ian Livingston.

TOMORROW (SATURDAY)

Sunny. Mid 70s. Another spectacular day as high pressure stays in control and high temperatures hit the mid 70s. Once again we'll have sunny skies and light breezes from the northeast. Rain? None to speak of!

Clear overnight with lows in the low-to-mid 50s in the city. Upper 40s in the suburbs, with some mid 40s where winds go calm.

Confidence: High

SUNDAY

Sunny, again. Mid 70s. Three for three (what a streak!). Humidity will continue to stay low. Soak up the comfortable warmth -- highs in the mid 70s -- and blue skies. Who knows when a Nor'easter will ruin our weekend in the weeks or months to come?

Clear and not quite as cool Sunday night. Low temperatures will settle in the 50s (mid-to-upper downtown, low-to-mid in the burbs). Outlying areas like Luray or Martinsburg could dip below 50.

Confidence: High

A LOOK AHEAD

Columbus Day Monday appears sunny, yet again. High temperatures near 80 ain't bad -- I am jealous if you have the day off! Confidence: Medium-High

Tuesday continues the broken record. With high pressure remaining in control, we again have blue skies and highs in the upper 70s to near 80. Confidence: Medium

By Camden Walker  | October 10, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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Comments

Thank goodness for good moving weather this weekend. Anyone else moving their boxes to a new home, like me, this weekend? :)

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | October 10, 2008 7:45 AM | Report abuse

Ian, gorgeous sunset photo! I can't quite tell what type clouds are there--does anyone have a guess?

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | October 10, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

I agree. Nice picture Ian. The clouds look to me like altocumulus.

Posted by: Jason, Capital Weather Gang | October 10, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

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