Forecast: Spectacular Saturday, showery Sunday
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updated at 4:15 p.m.; originally posted at 5 a.m.
Today: A few clouds, pleasant. Near 80. | Tonight: Increasing clouds, rain likely late at night. 60-65. | Tomorrow: Occasional showers, especially before noon. Near 75. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
We got a lot of complaints that yesterday's "perfect 10" didn't live up to its billing. Hopefully, today's beautiful conditions make up for it. Sunday won't be so pretty with overcast skies and some showers. But we all know we need the rain and our gardens will be thankful. The beginning of next week promises to be stellar. This is a terrific time of year for weather in our area...
Today (Saturday): We should have considerably more sunshine than yesterday as the atmosphere stabilizes a bit. Still, don't be surprised to see some clouds at times, especially in the afternoon ahead of an approaching frontal system. Temperatures are pleasant, starting the day in the 50s before reaching the 70s and ultimately close to 80 in the afternoon. We won't have much of a breeze, blowing at about 5-10 mph from variable directions. Confidence: High
Tonight: Clouds steadily increase but umbrellas won't be necessary unless you're staying out past 2 or 3 a.m. Towards the predawn hours, some showers are likely (60%), with lows from 60-65 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast into early next week...
Tomorrow (Sunday): Showers are likely in the morning (60-70% chance) but should decrease in coverage during the afternoon - when showers odds drop to 30-40% and are probably more intermittent. Nonetheless, the frontal system crossing the region is a slow-mover, so don't expect rapid clearing - with mostly cloudy skies all-day more than likely. It's a little humid, with highs in the mid-70s. Overall rain potential is about 0.25-0.5". Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: The shower threat comes to an end by or during the early evening (see the season debut of SkinsCast if you're headed to the Redskins-Cowboys game). Skies slowly clear into the overnight, with some patchy fog possible by morning. Lows range from the upper 50s in the cooler suburbs to the low 60s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
The start of the week looks outstanding -- with mostly sunny skies both Monday and Tuesday, and highs in the low 80s. Overnight lows are comfortable, ranging from the low-to-mid 50s in the cooler suburbs to the low 60s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
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