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Posted at 2:45 PM ET, 10/ 3/2009

Forecast: More Sun Than Showers

By Jason Samenow

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Today: Partly cloudy, outside chance of late day shower. 75-79. | Tonight: Clearing skies. 48-55. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. 73-77. A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


All week we've been talking about shower chances for Saturday, and guess what? They now look pretty slim. Maybe a couple spots, especially east of town, see a shower or two today, but most locations will be dry. I wouldn't be surprised if a fair amount of sunshine breaks out. Tomorrow, we're talking more sunshine with rain chances completely out of the picture. A pretty nice weekend, all in all.

Radar: Latest regional radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here or on image to enlarge. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

Today (Saturday): We'll have variably cloudy skies today as a cold front works its way through the region. But the moisture associated with the front is really limited, so I'd put shower chances at just 20%, mainly east of town. Any shower activity would probably come through either really early in the day or in the late afternoon or early evening hours. Sunshine at times should help temperatures rise into the mid-to-upper 70s. It wouldn't shock me if a couple spots hit 80. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: With the front headed offshore, skies will gradually clear. Temperatures will be seasonably cool, dropping to the upper 40s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-50s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast for tomorrow and into early next week...

Tomorrow (Sunday): It doesn't get much better than this. Lots of blue will fill the skies and brilliant sunshine will boost temperatures into the mid-70s. A light breeze from the west at 8-12 mph will accompany the comfortable temps. Confidence: High

Tomorrow Night: We'll enjoy another crisp fall night. Lows dip from the mid-40s in the cooler 'burbs, to the low 50s downtown under clear skies. Confidence: High


The work week begins in style Monday with more sunshine and temperatures reaching for the upper 70s. Some clouds may stream in overnight, with lows 47-55 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium-High

Mostly cloudy skies return Tuesday, along with a chance (30%) of a few showers (timing uncertain). Most of the day will probably end up dry, with highs in the low 70s. Confidence: Low-Medium

By Jason Samenow  | October 3, 2009; 2:45 PM ET
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Wheres the UnitedCast??

Posted by: rockotodd | October 3, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Gak! No Unitedcast!?! No idea what to wear to the game! Oh, the Humanity....!

Posted by: JkR- | October 3, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

UnitedCast is up.

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | October 3, 2009 11:53 AM | Report abuse

My picnic looks okay--but I will be a bit late due to my schedule last night. Due to the picnic, I'll miss much of the Wisconsin-Minnesota football game.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | October 3, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Argh, tomorrow had better be as beautiful as forecast! Today I'm stuck inside, but tomorrow, I sail - I hope. Got a brand new jib, much bigger than I had so I should move much better in the light wind. Can't wait to try it out!

Posted by: --sg | October 3, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Just back from Taste of Bethesda... weather couldn't have been more perfect.

Posted by: Dan-CapitalWeatherGang | October 3, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me, or did it seem muggy today? I didn't think it felt nice today at me, it was uncomfortable. The dew point figures, I guess, in the low 50s, don't lie, but the sky was full of towering cumulus this afternoon (they didn't produce any showers, though), and it felt more like dew points in the mid-60s instead of low 50's. The warm front seemed to have brought in at least some low-level moisture.

Posted by: MMCarhelp | October 3, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

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