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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 11/15/2009

Forecast: As sunny as it's recently been cloudy!

By Josh Larson

High pressure to bring marvelous stretch of dry weather

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EXPRESS FORECAST
Today: Increasing sunshine, mild. 68-72. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 44-50. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Mid-60s. | A Look Ahead

<FORECAST IN DETAIL

For most of us, it couldn't possibly come any sooner: high pressure finally builds in over the region over the next few days, pushing the remaining clouds associated with irksome Ida far away from the D.C. metro area. This bubble of high pressure will also foster nearly as much sunshine over the next several days as we've recently had clouds. While today will definitely be the warmest of the days to come, we'll still see slightly above normal highs primarily in the 60s and little or no chance for rain though at least Wednesday. How 'bout that?!

Today (Sunday): What a difference a day makes! Though some low clouds and/or fog may linger into the mid-morning hours, we'll see mostly sunny skies the balance of the day. High temperatures will zoom all the way up into the upper 60s to even low 70s in a few spots. Get out and enjoy!

Tonight: For tonight, we'll see mostly clear skies with rather mild overnight lows ranging from the mid-40s (perhaps a few isolated low 40s readings) across the cooler spots to near 50 downtown. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the middle of next week...

Tomorrow (Monday): Count on abundant sunshine on back-to-work Monday, with slightly cooler (but still mild) afternoon highs in the mid-60s across the region.

Tomorrow Night: We'll see another nice fall night tomorrow night as mostly clear skies remain overhead. Overnight lows will range from 40-45. Confidence: High

A LOOK AHEAD

Behind a "back door cold front," we'll see cooler temperatures and a bit more in the way of clouds on Tuesday, but I still think we've got a good shot to see at least partly sunny (if not even mostly sunny) skies. Afternoon highs are likely to max out in the mid-to-upper 50s, with overnight lows again in the 40-45 degree range. Confidence: Medium-High

The outlook for Wednesday is for partly sunny skies with afternoon highs right around 60. It's a bit too far out to know with any confidence, but there are some indications that a few showers are not totally out of the question, especially during the second part of the day. Overnight lows, under mostly cloudy skies, will again be in the 40s. Confidence: Medium

By Josh Larson  | November 15, 2009; 5:00 AM ET
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Comments

Vis. 200 ft. in dense fog this morning.

39 degrees at 7:30, on the way to a toasty 69 by 3 pm.

Enjoy the sun today and tomorrow before we are back in the soup with clouds and chances of drizzle or light rain toward midweek.

Re. the Ida hybrid nor'easter:

3.52 rain at my "Breezy Hill" location since Tuesday night.

Mid Dec. would have likely given a repeat of the Ash Wed. 36 inch snowstorm from early March of 1962. 36 inches from one storm again would exceed the combined totals from the last three winters!!!!!

Posted by: AugustaJim | November 15, 2009 7:48 AM | Report abuse

AugustaJim, thanks for the update!

Posted by: Josh-CapitalWeatherGang | November 15, 2009 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Where is a good spot to view the Leonid Meteor Shower??? I am glad to hear that Monday nights we will have clear skies!

Posted by: SanDieganLostinDC | November 15, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

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