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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 10/17/2010

Forecast: A sunny Sunday around 70

By Brian Jackson

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Gorgeous. 68-73. | Tonight: Partly cloudy, cool. 41-48. | Tomorrow: AM sun, increasing clouds. 62-67. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Well, if we keep getting weekends like this for the rest of fall, I for one, will not complain. The gusty winds we saw yesterday diminish and leave us with a delightfully warm autumn day. We'll see a bit of a transition tomorrow as clouds begin to darken our skies foreboding our developing rain chances towards midweek.

Today (Sunday): We're in for a spectacular Sunday. Sunny skies warm the soul and the air as highs reach near 70 or the low 70s. The breeziness that plagued us yesterday abates as well, adding to the splendor. The only remnant winds are from the west at around 10 mph. Confidence: High

Tonight: Patchy cloudiness moves in overnight with a very weak cold front though we'll still have plenty of stars to view on a cool fall evening. Overnight lows drop quickly, bottoming out in the low-to-mid 40s (upper 40s downtown), and our winds shift, blowing from the northwest at 5-10 mph. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast into next week...

Tomorrow (Monday): While we'll start out our day nice and bright, cloudiness gradually moves in overhead with the approach of the next system. Conditions stay dry though with at least partly sunny through the majority of the day. Highs are a tad cooler without the full sun, topping out in the mid-60s. Winds become variable at 5-10 mph, possibly becoming from the east late in the day. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Skies gradually become overcast blotting out the stars. A little light rain could (30-40% chance) impact the region - especially after midnight and in the northern suburbs. Overnight lows are on the cool side ranging from the upper 40s to the low 50s (downtown). Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

A weak frontal wave continues its progression through the region Tuesday providing rain chances. The best odds (40-50%) of rain are from the morning to the early afternoon with generally light amounts. Otherwise, it's mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 60s. Overnight, shower chances linger (30%) but any we do see should be light. Skies are mostly cloudy, with lows dropping to near 50. Confidence: Medium

A parting shower isn't out of the question early Wednesday but we should dry out as the front moves off the coast. Skies slowly clear out and we're left with a fairly pleasant day. It's partly sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. Confidence: Medium

As we head into Thursday we get some more sun. It may be just a tease though, as another system diving south from Canada may make it just far enough south to spread a few clouds our way later in the day. Expect highs in the mid-60s. Confidence: Medium

By Brian Jackson  | October 17, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
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Comments

F-i-n-a-l-l-y, DCA registers a low in the upper 40s, as it made it down to at least 48. Bring on the 30s (and the 20s and the teens, and the single digits).

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | October 17, 2010 7:12 AM | Report abuse

The last time DCA saw temps in the 40's was May 11 when it got down to 46. The big difference was that was a cloudy rainy day and the max temp only reached 57. I'll take our sunny and 70 any day.

Posted by: pjdunn1 | October 17, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

we had frost on the cars early this morning,was not expecting that.

Posted by: deveinmadisonva | October 17, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Not surprised; there was also some frost reported in Appalachian North Carolina.

Halloween???...Rather mild here, but with some indication that a huge deep storm may be developing to our west in the Midwest; this might give us mild to warm weather into early November than stormy and colder from Election Day on. Hagerstown Almanac say "fair, much colder" for Nov. 2-4.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | October 17, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

In addition, much unneeded rain is hitting me again this Tuesday for the Clarendon Ballroom swing dance; wish they'd keep out of my dance nights!

Posted by: Bombo47jea | October 17, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Centreville VA What a nice fall day. Planted a few dozen crocus bulbs this afternoon. Will hope neighborhood cats can deter squirrels from theft.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | October 17, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

What a great afternoon. Hung out at the Georgetown waterfront catching up on some reading. Lots and lots of folks out enjoying the sunshine.

Posted by: marathoner | October 17, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Devon Lucie on Channel 9 is now predicting temperatures on Tuesday as high as 67 degrees and some rain but not much.

Category 5 super typhoon is expected to hit northern Philippines with sustained 180 mph winds and gusts to 220 mph. The area is relatively sparsely populated and Manila will be well to the south of the impact area. After hitting the Philippines, the typhoon may re-intensify and strike south China.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | October 18, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

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