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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 11/11/2010

Forecast: High pressure spells carefree weather

By David Streit

Perfect weekend for outdoor activities

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Sunny, light breezes. 56-60. | Tonight: Crystal clear and frosty. 26-36. | Tomorrow: Sunny and calm. 57-61. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

I have to admit that while this weather is wonderful, what is there to write about? I am sure it will not be long before excitement is back. With the lengthening nights, this is a great weekend for stargazing. The first clouds to contend with won't arrive until Sunday and they will be scattered. Showers are off limits until Monday and even then they won't amount to much.

Veteran's Day (Thursday): The typical chilly fall morning is not hard to take today as bright sun is in full force. Winds are still perky at 10-15 from the north as that lumbering low off the East Coast is oh so slow to move away. Highs hit the upper 50s in most spots. Confidence: High

Tonight: Perfectly clear skies and calming winds lead to temperatures quickly falling in the evening. As is often the case there's a big a spread in temperatures, ranging from the mid-20s in the suburbs to mid-30s downtown. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through Monday....

Tomorrow (Friday): The only change today compared to yesterday is about one degree warmer and a lot less breeze. A very strong high pressure system keeps skies perfectly clear. Highs top out around 60. Confidence: High

Tomorrow Night: Clear skies allow a great view of the crescent moon on the southwest horizon in the evening. Readings slip into the lower 50s by the time you go out for the evening so jackets are a must. Frost is reserved for only the far out suburbs with lows ranging throughout the 30s. Confidence: High

A LOOK AHEAD

Saturday is as good as it gets with sunny skies and calm winds. Temperatures quickly climb through the 40s and 50s in the morning to mid-60s for the afternoon high. Go out and do something! Confidence: High

Sunday is still chilly but mainly mid-30s to lower 40s. A weak storm in the Midwest will be busy producing some rain and snow but all it manages for us is scattered clouds, especially in the afternoon. Highs still climb to the lower 60s. Evening clouds actually help to slow the cooling so enjoy the upper 50s. Lows eventually drop into the 40s. Confidence: Medium-High

Monday has quite a few clouds to contend with but it looks like the storm to the west mostly falls apart before reaching the area. Highs manage the upper 50s to lower 60s. Some light showers can't be ruled out but chances are only around 20%. The Redskins game in the evening may stay dry with temps in the 50s - but check back as details are a little fuzzy. Confidence: Medium

By David Streit  | November 11, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
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