Forecast: A Sunday Stinker, Then Monday Sun
Near-record cold again today
Today: Mostly cloudy. A stray shower. Gusty breezes. Upper 40s to near 50. | Tonight: Clearing skies. 30s to near 40. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Upper 50s to near 60. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Happy Sunday!... the weather still stinks. Unless you enjoy a damp chill with highs around 15 degrees below normal. Some folks well northwest of town even saw some early-morning snowflakes. Reagan National barely surpassed the lowest high on record for the day -- 51 in 1927 -- after setting new records in that category the past two days. Sunshine and warmer temperatures make their long-awaited return starting tomorrow.
Today (Sunday): Not as rainy as yesterday -- just occasional morning showers and a stray afternoon shower under mostly cloudy skies. But winds around 15-20 mph with gusts near the 25-30 mph range will add an extra chill to highs mostly in the upper 40s to near 50. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Finally -- drumroll, please! -- we see clearing skies tonight and dminishing winds. Lows in the upper 30s to near 40 downtown, probably mid-30s in the closer-in suburbs, and sinking to near freezing further north and west of town (Frederick and western Loudoun counties). Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through midweek (hint: it gets better)....
Tomorrow (Monday): The average high for this week in October is in the mid-60s. So I wouldn't call tomorrow's highs in the upper 50s to near 60 "warm." But they'll sure feel good compared to the previous few days as mostly sunny skies accelerate the drying process. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Mostly clear with light winds and lows in the mid-30s (suburbs) to low 40s (downtown). Confidence: Medium-High
By Tuesday and Wednesday we'll be fully recovered from this weekend's miserable conditions. Outstanding October weather should feature mostly sunny skies and highs aiming for the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: Medium-High
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