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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 10/30/2010

Forecast: Four straight days of sunshine

By Jason Samenow

* NASA meteorologist sees dead people | Occoquan color *
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Today: Mostly sunny. Near 60. | Tonight: Clear and cold. 34-42. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, pleasant. 60-65. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


Between the Stewart/Colbert rally, the Marine Corps Marathon and Halloween, it's a big weekend in our Nation's Capitol. Thankfully, the weather looks to be just dandy. As we've become accustomed to this fall, beautiful sunshine fills the weekend skies. Temperatures won't be as warm as they have been, but nothing a warm fleece or warm-up jacket can't overcome during any morning or evening chill.

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map powered by iMapWeather (base map by Google). Click and hold on map to pan. Double-click to zoom. Refresh page to update. See larger map on our Weather Wall.

Today (Saturday): Many parts of the area may awaken to some frost outside, but it won't last long. Radiant sunshine lifts temperatures to around 50 by 10 a.m. all the way to near 60 by 2 p.m. Winds are from the southwest at around 10 mph. Confidence: High

Tonight: Skies are mostly clear most of the night but we may see some scattered cloud cover late as a weak cold front comes through. Lows are chilly ranging from the mid-to-upper 30s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-40s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

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

Tomorrow (Sunday): It's another day of sunshine and seasonably moderate temperatures. The day starts off crisp but is pleasant enough in the afternoon with highs in the low-to-mid 60s -- right around average. For Marine Corps marathoners - start time temps are in the upper 40s warming to around 60 by noon. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Trick-or-treaters can expect evening temperatures to fall back from around 60 at 6 p.m. to the low 50s by 10 p.m. under mostly clear skies. Skies remain clear for the rest of the night with chilly lows ranging from the mid-30s in the cooler suburbs to the low 40s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High


High pressure continues to be the dominating weather force Monday and Tuesday, resulting in mostly sunny days and clear nights. Highs are near 60, with lows 36-44 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium

By Jason Samenow  | October 30, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
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Don't know who writes the weather that's printed in the Metro section, but today's looks like it was copied and pasted from some web site without editing. It says today's temperatures should "rise a bit higher than today" and "winds should also be less than today."

So, in other words, the Post tells us that today's weather should be different than today's weather...!?

Posted by: Kathy8 | October 30, 2010 7:25 AM | Report abuse

there was some frost around Gaithersburg/Germantown this morning, but not as much as I thought there would be.

Posted by: hawknt | October 30, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

This morning's lows: DCA 40, IAD 33, and BWI 35

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | October 30, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

No freeze in Jefferson County. The frost was a little more widespread than last time, that's all that can be said for it. I'm still waiting for a tick-killing freeze so I can go hiking.

Posted by: tinkerbelle | October 30, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

There was a very light frost in Centreville early this morning. Tender plants seem unscathed.
It's a good day to carve a pumpkin outside in the sunshine.
Or you can go down to the Mall & make some noise.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | October 30, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse


I'll look into the issue on the Print edition. Our content gets adapted for the paper and it appears like someone was just careless. Sorry about that.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | October 30, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Kathy8: Looks to me like those might be generic template sentences with blanks that nobody filled in. (As in, "today's temperatures should rise a bit higher than ___ degrees today" and "winds should also be less than ___ mph today."

If the Post hadn't decided that copy editors were a luxury they couldn't afford, these things would happen much less often.

Posted by: mhardy1 | October 30, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Amazingly, Tomas the hurricane is menancing, Martinque, etc. and may threaten Jamaica next week, as a major 'cane.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | October 30, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Some evidence of a coastal system later next week, most likely Thursday.

Cloudiness Tuesday and Wednesday looks due mainly to a trough extending into high pressure from the SW.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | October 30, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

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