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Clearing and Seasonable; Excellent Marathon Conditions

Matt Ross @ 1:00 AM

Dry and seasonable conditions are on tap for the rest of the weekend including the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday (see more at the bottom). Nevertheless this rain event was much needed. Through 4am this morning, National Airport (DCA) was up to 5.05" of rain since early Wednesday morning. This brings DCA to over 80% of normal precipitation year to date, putting a huge dent in the drought conditions.

Today and Tonight

Forecast Confidence: HighShowers Early, Sunny Late. After some lingering morning showers (60%), the sun should make an appearance by the end of the afternoon. Highs will be near 70 degrees with a stiff westerly breeze at 10-15 mph. Tonight we will see further clearing with lows dipping to 45-50 degrees.


Forecast Confidence: MediumSunny, Breezy, Temperate. Sunday will be mostly sunny with seasonable temperatures. Afternoon highs will reach the low to mid 60s withe breezy conditions persisting.

A crisp northerly flow will usher in a cool fall regime this weekend. Image courtesy of Accuweather.

Marine Corps Marathon

The 32nd annual Marine Corps Marathon will take place tomorrow. Look for partly sunny conditions at the onset of the race with temperatures in the low 50s. During the race, expect temperatures to rise through the 50s and into the low 60s with a refreshing breeze. Best of luck to all the participants!

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