Forecast: Tranquil weather pattern returns
Sunny and seasonably mild through weekend
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Another beautiful stretch of weather will have us forgetting all that blowing and crashing of the past day in short order. The mild, dry conditions allow all of you well-prepared cooks to get in those grocery runs for next week's Thanksgiving feasts. My only question is will downtown DC, including Reagan National, ever hit the freezing mark? It is already two weeks late and right now it looks like it will take until Thanksgiving weekend!
Today (Thursday): Sunny skies allow temperatures to pop up into the 50s fairly quickly. However, a dying storm born in the Plains yesterday passes over in the afternoon with a fair amount of clouds probably stopping us from hitting 60 in most areas. Winds from the west at 5-10 mph feel like zephyrs compared to the day before. Confidence: High
Tonight: Quickly clearing skies in the evening allow readings to return to the 40s. The real chill comes later with overnight lows to hit lower 30s outside the beltway and mid-30s inside. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast through Monday....
Tomorrow (Friday): Bright sunshine should not be challenged on this day. The heart of the high pressure and cool air mass are on top of us. This slows the upturn in temps with highs only in the low-to-mid 50s. Breezes remain light from the north. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: Calm winds take some of the bite out of the chilly temperatures but 40s rule the evening. Cloudless skies prevail. Frost is reserved for only the far out suburbs with lows ranging throughout the 30s. Confidence: High
Saturday is a beauty! Sun filled skies and highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s beckon us all to the outdoors. The evening should be a fine one with readings holding in the 50s. That should keep the Terps fans from getting too chilled as if that would happen with Florida State in town. Confidence: High
Sunday dawns chilly but manageable with mid-30s to lower 40s. A cool high pressure system slips south out of Canada into the area. The only impact is a slight upturn in northerly breezes and drop in temperatures. Highs still peak in the mid-to-upper 50s. The clear evening makes it a treat to look up and see the full "Frost" moon rising in the company of Jupiter. An even greater treat for the early risers is brilliant Venus and Saturn in the predawn. With lows only in the upper 30s to lower 40s, it's worth it. Confidence: Medium-High
Monday has a sunny start but a few clouds begin to sneak in from a Midwest storm system later in the day. This does nothing to dent the rise in temperatures. A building breeze from the south pushes highs to the low-to-mid 60s. Confidence: Medium-High
Posted by: MKoehl | November 18, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | November 18, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | November 18, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | November 18, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | November 18, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: nautachris23 | November 18, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | November 18, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | November 18, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: tinkerbelle | November 18, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: MattRogers1 | November 18, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Bombo47jea | November 18, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.