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The week ahead: Fantastically fall-like

Jason Samenow @ 11:30 PM

The first full week of fall will feel like it in our Nation's Capital. Generally speaking, high temperatures will be 70-75 with lows near 50. Dry conditions will prevail save a period of showers late Thursday into early Friday and possibly late Sunday.


Forecast Confidence: HighPartly cloudy, cooler. It will become cooler and less humid in the wake of the front that passed last night. Expect a mix of clouds and sun, with highs in the low 70s. Overnight, it will be clear and refreshing, with lows from 44-52 (suburbs-city).

Week at a Glance

Hottest Day: Thursday (High of 76)
Coolest Day: Friday (High of 64)
Dry Days: Monday-Wednesday, Saturday
Rain Chances: Thursday late (30%), Friday early (20%), Sunday late (20%)
The Week's Wild Card: The timing of the frontal passage Thursday into Friday -- could occur as early as Thursday afternoon, or as late as Friday morning.
Climatological Average High/Low: 76-73/58-55

Pictured: A nice day at the World War II Memorial last Friday by Kevin Ambrose.


Forecast Confidence: HighMostly sunny, comfortable. Weak high pressure will settle in over the area. Expect plenty of sunshine, but slightly cooler than average temperatures -- with highs again in the low 70s. The night time hours will be chilly, with lows 43-50 (suburbs-city).


Forecast Confidence: HighPleasant. Cool high pressure will remain overhead, resulting in continued sunshine and agreeable temperatures. Expect highs of 71-75. Overnight, it should be clear and crisp, with lows 47-55 (suburbs to city).


Forecast Confidence: Medium-HighIncreasing clouds, mild. A cold front will approach from the west. Ahead of it, winds will become southerly tapping some warmer air. Accordingly, highs should range from 74-78 -- with more clouds than sun. Late in the day and especially during the overnight hours, there could be a few showers or thunderstorms.


Forecast Confidence: Medium-HighGradual clearing, quite cool. After a slight chance of a morning shower, it should become partly cloudy with unseasonably cool temperature in the front's wake. Look for highs only the mid 60s with a moderate northwest breeze. Overnight, skies should clear and winds should calm -- with low temperatures 40-47 (suburbs to city).

The Weekend

Forecast Confidence: Medium-HighFall-like, mostly dry. Cool high pressure should be centered over the area Saturday, with high temperatures 65-70 and lows 40-50 (suburbs to city). Sunday, the high will likely move offshore, with winds become southerly allowing temperatures to rise into the 70s. A late day shower can not be ruled out as another cold front approaches from the west (but not likely).

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