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

PM Update: Wind the story through tomorrow

By Ian Livingston

Pretty nice weekend ahead

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The transitional periods between warm and cold are often characterized by some days of one, some of the other. Today, however, really feels like fall. West winds, sustained around 15-20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph, have been mixed with variably sunny skies, a sprinkle or two, and temperatures in the low-to-mid 60s. Good light jacket weather, but not really cold or uncomfortable. We've got more great autumn weather on tap the next few days and eventually with less wind!

Radar & lightning: Latest D.C. area radar shows movement of precipitation and lightning strikes over past two hours. Refresh page to update. Click here or on image to enlarge. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: Any clouds and isolated sprinkles from today should dwindle heading into evening before skies go mostly clear overnight. West winds become more northwest as well. They decrease slightly in speed, but will still blow around 10-15 mph with higher gusts. Lows reach the low-to-mid 40s in the suburbs to upper 40s or near 50 downtown. National still awaits its first 40s low...

Tomorrow (Saturday): The low pressure in New England responsible for today's wind will still be around, so we probably have something of a repeat ahead, this time with less clouds. Look for winds to increase into midday -- sustained around 15-20 mph and gusts to 30 mph or higher. Temperatures look to be similar to today, with highs shooting for the mid-60s. Winds should start to subside during the afternoon though as the low finally moves away from the northeast U.S.

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Thinking about snow: A blustery day after a hot summer sure gets the mind on cold and snow to come. Add in some actual snow not too far away and you're in business. Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia has received snow today for the second time this month (see video). Further north, Winter Storm Watches are up in the mountains of Vermont where at least 2-4" with up to 7" or more is possible as the Nor'easter continues battering that region. Feeling nostalgic? Check out full-storm radar loops from last winter around here.

By Ian Livingston  | October 15, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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Snow in the cams at Lake Placid:

Posted by: eric654 | October 15, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

High temp today here was 56.1F at 1900 ft east of Front Royal

Currently 51.4

Posted by: spgass1 | October 15, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

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