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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 10/12/2010

PM Update: After more warmth, cooler days ahead

By Ian Livingston

Typical fall weather Wednesday; Some rain after?

* It's Old Farmer's Almanac time | Hail storm in Brooklyn *
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We've been given another very warm day for this time of year, but change is in the air thanks to a cold front moving through. Highs today near 80 and into the lower 80s are still well above average even if a step down from yesterday. We take another big step tomorrow under mostly sunny skies, before rain chances look to return for Thursday.

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Through Tonight: There could be an isolated shower or rumble early, but I don't expect much if anything. Otherwise, mostly clear and cool. Lows reach the mid-to-upper 40s in the suburbs to the lower 50s downtown.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): This is a pretty nice day for the middle of the work week -- might want to try to find some time to spend outdoors if possible. Mostly sunny skies and light winds mean no weather worries as highs top out in the mid-to-upper 60s, pretty close to average for this time of year. Clouds may creep in a bit late, but we'll probably stay pretty clear into evening.

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Still tasting summer: As things cool back off around here, it's another story for parts of the West Coast. An excessive heat warning has been issued for the San Francisco area, where temperatures are expected to be near or above 90 for the next three days.

By Ian Livingston  | October 12, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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So tired of this heat; wanna' see flakes.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | October 12, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

JerryFloyd1 (and others)

While I am in agreement that "flakes" and nice autumn-like weather are desired it is hard to complain about temps in the 70's, sunshine, and bearable dewpoints. Days like today are worth having more often, even if it is a "very warm day for this time of year". Pretty soon days like today will be just a distant memory, one we will carry with us into the gray days of winter and through late February, yearning for a return of more ""very warm day for this time of year".

Posted by: pjdunn1 | October 12, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

As I mentioned yesterday I might be fine if there was no winter this yr... which might be a good thing given the La Nina. ;) Ok, Ok, I'll secretely be hoping for another Feb 5-6 or 9-10.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | October 12, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Flakes? Did someone say flakes? Oh, that was until Ian jinxed us. Thanks, Ian. So anyone want to project a date for the first SLCB? Or will there be none, now?

Posted by: manassasmissy | October 12, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Okay, not trying to be a killjoy to all the "flakes" folks... ;)

Earlier I asked what was the latest first frost date was for DC - and I think I answered my own question...

Looks like the latest date DCA ever had was December 22(!)

Can someone verify that? It seems like a legit source, but it also seems to be an awfully late date.

Posted by: MKoehl | October 12, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

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