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Decision 2006: Out With the Rain, In With the Warmth

Dan Stillman @ 1:55 PM

After a rainy election night and lingering morning showers, the nation's capital should remain cloudy and damp through this evening. Starting tomorrow, though, we'll see quickly improving conditions and significantly warmer temperatures into Saturday. And what kind of winter awaits incumbents and lame ducks alike? The forecast details follow ...

Pictured: Fall colors and flags on 13th Street, NW. By photographer Ian Livingston.


Forecast Confidence: Medium-HighRain tapering. Rain should begin to taper by the late morning through early afternoon hours. However, the remainder of the day will remain cloudy and possibly drizzly with high temps in the upper 50s to near 60. Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy with some drizzle or mist possible. Lows 50-55.


Forecast Confidence: Medium-HighNoticeably warmer. Leftover moisture in the air could lead to morning fog. Otherwise, we should have a partly cloudy, breezy and warmer day as highs reach the mid-to-upper 60s. Overnight, mostly clear with lows near 50 in town, mid 40s in the burbs.


Forecast Confidence: Medium-HighDelightful. Mostly sunny and warm -- you'll love the highs in the low 70s! Overnight, some clouds may try to work their way in ahead of an approaching cold front. Lows in the low 50s in town, upper 40s in the burbs.

The Weekend

Forecast Confidence: MediumWarm Saturday, Cool Sunday, Showers possible in between. A cold front approaches from the west, but as of now it's unclear when it will arrive, how quickly it will move through, and how much precipitation will be associated with it (yeah, I know -- not very helpful). I'd say there's a decent chance we could escape most of Saturday with partly sunny skies and highs near 70. Then, increasing clouds and a chance of showers late Saturday into early Sunday with overnight lows in the 40s. Sunday will likely bring gradual clearing but much cooler with highs only in the 50s.

Winter Outlook

In case you missed it, released its annual winter outlook yesterday, calling for a winter that is relatively colder, stormier and snowier than average. Scroll down the page to Matt's post for the executive summary, or click here for the full version of the outlook.

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