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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 11/10/2010

Forecast: Sun and 60+ sticks around

By Dan Stillman

* Growing season over | Von Karman vortex streets *
* Outside now? Radar, temps & more: Weather Wall *

Today's Daily Digit
 
A somewhat subjective rating of the
day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

 

Personally, I prefer a little warmer. But it's a bit greedy to ask for better than sun & 60 in November.
 
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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Partly to mostly sunny. Near 60 to low 60s. | Tonight: Mostly clear. Upper 30s to low 40s. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Near 60. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

As we get toward mid-November -- and as the average high begins its decline through the 50s -- we've gotta savor every chance at 60 degrees we can get. Luckily, we'll have a shot at 60 or a little higher today and through the weekend. Plenty of sun, too. And no rain chances to speak of until late Sunday or later.

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map powered by iMapWeather (base map by Google). Click and hold on map to pan. Double-click to zoom. Refresh page to update. See larger map on our Weather Wall.

Today (Wednesday): Another fine fall day is in store with partly to mostly sunny skies and breezes from the north around 10 mph. Morning temperatures rise through the 40s and hit afternoon highs near 60 or into the low 60s. That's right at, or a little above, our average high for the day (Nov. 10), which is 59 at both National and Dulles airports. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Under mostly clear skies, temperatures continue right in line with the season. Evening readings drop through the 50s into the 40s, and overnight lows end up in the upper 30s (suburbs) to low 40s (downtown). Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...

Tomorrow (Thursday): Sunny skies stick around straight through Thursday and highs climb to right around 60. Breezes remain in the 10 mph range from the north/northeast. Confidence: High

Tomorrow Night: The beat goes on in terms of mostly clear skies. Winds go calm or nearly calm, potentially allowing temperatures to fall farther than the previous couple of nights. Lows should get down to near 40 downtown and into the mid-or-low 30s for many suburban locations. Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

More of the same Friday and Saturday with a ton of sun and highs from near 60 to the mid-60s. Friday night and Saturday night lows are cool but not terribly chilly -- mainly in the upper 30s to low 40s. Confidence: Medium-High

Sunday, a weak cold front approaching or moving through the area may carry enough moisture to turn skies partly cloudy. At this point, I wouldn't rule out a stray shower as well, though overall rain chances look to be on the low side. The front and any clouds should have little to no impact on temperatures with highs probably remaining in the near 60 to mid-60s range. Confidence: Medium

By Dan Stillman  | November 10, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
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Comments

Kind of boring, but I like it.
Better than 40 degrees & cold drizzle for sure.

Posted by: FIREDRAGON47 | November 10, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Yes, a lot better than that SAD-inducing raw, gloomy rain [which TominMichiganPark seems to enjoy so much...just wait till next week, Tom, you may get your fill of such weather].

Seems funny, but snow doesn't seem to give me SAD. My theory: the white snow cover reflects and enhances available sunlight...this also explains why many ski buffs get sunburn while on the slopes.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | November 10, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

FIREDRAGON47 - agree! drizzle & 40 doesn't sound so great...

Bombo47jea - I worry about SAD as well. I like your snow (albedo) theory! very plausible. I went up on my office building roof deck today to get 10min of direct sunlight. Hoping to save-up some sun before SAD hits in January haha

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | November 10, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

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