Forecast: Friday breeze & chill; warmer weekend
Highs well into the 70s by Sunday
updated at 8:30 a.m.
Today: Becoming mostly sunny & breezy. Upper 50s to low 60s. | Tonight: Clear, patchy frost possible west. Mid-30s to mid-40s. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny & warmer. Upper 60s to low 70s. | Sunday: Partly sunny. Mid-to-upper 70s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Cool highs near 60 today, chilled by a moderate breeze, warm a good 10 degrees tomorrow and go even higher Sunday. But first, before the warm-up, we have to deal with the threat of frost in our western suburbs tonight. By Sunday, the thought of frost will be long gone as highs climb well into the 70s. Monday and Tuesday are warm, too, and you may even notice some humidity by then. Early-week shower chances depend on the uncertain speed of a weather system approaching from the west.
Today (Friday): Not too bad a day, but highs in the upper 50s to low 60s are about 5-10 degrees cooler than yesterday. And they'll be chilled by some moderate breezes, in the 10-15 mph range by late morning. Skies become mostly sunny as sinking air behind yesterday's cold front should (for the most part) scour out any morning clouds. Bundle up and be prepared for that breezy chill. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Winds calm down to 5-10 mph or less as evening temperatures drop through the 50s into the 40s. With clear skies above, lows vary widely -- from the low-to-mid 40s downtown, to the mid-30s to near 40 in the suburbs. Some spots in the western suburbs may report their first frost! If you'll be out late, maybe grab your autumn weather "mittens" or a scarf from deep inside the closet? Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast into next week...when might it rain?
Tomorrow (Saturday): Sunshine prevails and breezes around 10 mph from the south/southwest help temperatures warm nicely from their crisp morning start. Afternoon highs reach the pleasant upper 60s to low 70s. A pretty darn nice day, wouldn't you say? Nice enough to check out the DC WeatherFest on the Mall. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Temperatures are considerably milder than tonight. Evening readings fall through the 60s and into the 50s as the breeze calms. Downtown probably bottoms in the low-to-mid 50s, with mid-40s to near 50 the range for the suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High
Sunday: Pleasantly warm pretty much sums it up. Highs make a run for the mid-to-upper 70s under partly sunny skies. Confidence: Medium
Skies may cloud up more on Sunday night with lows in the 50s. We'll probably stay dry as low pressure in the Midwest is slow to make progress east. We'll keep an eye on things in case timing changes. Confidence: Low-Medium
Monday and Tuesday shape up as partly to mostly cloudy days with the chance of isolated to scattered showers. Temperatures remain warm with highs in the 70s to near 80 and a bit of humidity in the air. Confidence: Low
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