Forecast: Some a.m. rain south, sunnier tomorrow
Suburbs have a late-week shot at lows in the 30s
Originally posted at 5:00 a.m., updated at 9:50 a.m.
Today: Chance of a.m. rain. (mainly south). Brightening p.m. skies. Upper 50s to mid-60s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. 40s to near 50. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Upper 60s to near 70. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
With less than two weeks 'til Halloween, it's about time we get some chillier temperatures. And we'll get just that as the suburbs flirt with lows in the 30s tomorrow night and Friday night. Otherwise, save for a chance of light rain today mainly south of the District, the weather over the next several days is rather nondescript, which poses a bit of a challenge seeing as we're in the business of describing the weather here...
Today (Wednesday): Yesterday we saw morning showers track mainly north of town. This morning and through around midday, the best chance of rain is south of the District. Cloudy morning skies should brighten during the afternoon from northwest to southeast. Highs probably range from the upper 50s to near 60 south and east of D.C., where cloudy skies linger longest, to as high as the low-to-mid 60s for the northern and western suburbs, where brightening or breaks in the clouds make an earlier showing. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: Partly cloudy and seasonal with lows in the 40s (suburbs) to near 50 (downtown). Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Thursday): Thursday got Matt's vote for best day of the week in his forecast yesterday, and I'm inclined to agree. Highs reach the upper 60s to near 70 under partly sunny skies and with a decent breeze from the west. Just a chance of an isolated afternoon or evening shower as a cold front comes through. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: With mostly clear skies and cooler air flowing in behind the cold front, just about everyone should get down into the 40s for lows, with upper 30s in reach for the outer suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High
Friday is several degrees cooler but still nice, as mostly sunny skies help highs to around the low 60s. Lows are on the chilly side again Friday night -- upper 30s (suburbs) to mid-40s (downtown). Confidence: Medium-High
With flow from the southwest developing as high pressure drifts off the coast, Saturday is looking warmer than it was earlier this week. Skies should be mostly sunny as highs aim for the upper 60s to low 70s. Likewise, Saturday night isn't looking as cool as it once did, with lows ranging from the mid-40s in the cooler suburbs to the low-to-mid 50s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
Even with the potential for more in the way of clouds, Sunday figures to be at least as warm as Saturday with highs reaching the upper 60s to mid-70s. At this point, I don't think a warm front in our vicinity will produce anything more than the chance of an isolated shower. Confidence: Low-Medium
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