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The coming week -- the anti winter

Jason Samenow @ 1:06 AM

The second week of November is usually the time when those that like it cold can really start looking forward to winter. And for those that like warmth, there's very little to look forward to. Average highs drop below 60, nights are frosty, and it's the earliest week of the year when we've received significant accumulating snow (November 11, 1987). But this year, mother nature has forgotten to check the calendar as much above average warmth is set to continue...

The Week Ahead

Despite the passage of a cold front yesterday, it will be warmer than normal today, with highs reaching the upper 60s.

Tuesday will be quite mild, with highs near 70, despite an increase in cloudiness late. There's a slight chance of a shower Tuesday night as a warm front passes through.

Wednesday will continue mild, with highs 70-75 under partly cloudy skies.

Peak fall colors at Great Falls Sunday. By photographer Kevin Ambrose.

By Thursday, a cold front will move through, most likely during the morning, producing a 40% chance of showers. High temperatures should be in the low 60s, with breezy conditions in the afternoon.

Friday will be the coolest day of the week behind the cold front, with highs near 60 (which is about average).

As of now, Saturday and Sunday look excellent, with sunshine and temperatures near 65 on Saturday and around 70 on Sunday.

Overnight lows will generally be 45-50 downtown and 40-45 in the suburbs throughout the week. Reagan National has yet to drop below 40 degrees this season.

Odds and Ends

  • Category 7 aired last night on CBS. I did not watch it. I imagine most people had better things to do (like watch the Redskins beat the Eagles, for example.) Tom Shales from the Washington Post trashed the two-part made-for-TV movie, which will conclude on November 13. Other articles on the movie are available at Google News. Did anyone watch it? Thoughts?
  • From the Onion: TV-News Graphics Guy Gives Weatherman On-Air Surprise

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