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Posted at 9:20 AM ET, 11/ 7/2008

Forecast: Shooting for 70, Then Cooler

By Camden Walker

WeatherCamIs anyone else tired of these gloomy skies? At least the sun will show itself today. And it will be quite balmy, too. Enjoy the warmth, because temperatures will be on the downward trend this weekend. But the good news is that after more clouds and maybe showers Saturday, the sun comes back again on Sunday.


Partly sunny. Low 70s. Mild morning temperatures in the 50s to near 60 will get downright warm by afternoon as increasing sun helps lift highs to the low-to-mid 70s. Eesh!... over 10 degrees above our average high this time of year. Winds will be very light.

After a partly cloudy and comfortable evening with temperatures falling through the 60s, clouds increase again late tonight as a cold front approaches and brings the possibility (30-40% chance) of scattered showers starting around dawn. Overnight lows will bottom in the low-to-mid 50s.

Confidence: Medium-High

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Cloudy, showers? Mid 60s. It will again be pleasant by measure of temperature, with light breezes from the southwest. However, we probably won't see much sunshine. And there may be some showers here and there as the cold front slowly moves through. About a 40% chance you get wet where you happen to be.

Saturday night, partly to mostly cloudy early before skies begin to clear overnight. Temperatures will be cooler than Friday night, dropping down into the 40s for lows.


Sunny. Upper 50s. Overall it will be a decent autumn day -- cooler but sunnier than the previous couple days. A breeze from the west shouldn't be too strong. Dry + sunny = go for a jog (as long as you dress warm enough).

Overnight, partly cloudy. Low temperatures will bottom around 40 downtown. Likely cooler, into the middle 30s in outlying suburbs like Loudoun County. Manasass residents may have frost on their windshields by dawn -- you are a typical cold spot!


Monday boasts sunny skies, with high temperatures closer to average, in the upper 50s. A perfectly fine start to the week. Confidence: Medium-High

On Veterans Day Tuesday, highs may only make it to the mid 50s with partly sunny skies. Will the umbrella be needed? We'll see as we get closer. But for now I'd say there's around a 30% chance of a few showers. Confidence: Medium

By Camden Walker  | November 7, 2008; 9:20 AM ET
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So far today looks like it needs a "RELATIVELY Nice Day Stamp."

I am so sad that the leaves peaked right when the sky got so gloomy and drizzly. I went on a hike yesterday and could barely see the leaf colors the skies were so gray.

There is promise for this afternoon...I see blue peeking through!

Posted by: LaurainNWDC | November 7, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

whoa, ... LaurainNWDC -- we added the nice day stamp at the exact time you were submitting your comment!

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | November 7, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

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