D.C.-area forecast: Sunny and seasonal this afternoon, then a chilly Hallow’s Eve


A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

9/10: Awesome autumnal atmospheric ambiance!


Today: Mostly sunny. Highs: 59-64.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows: 36-46.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, showers. Highs: 57-61.

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A very variable pattern prevails over this forecast period with just a little bit of everything in store.  If you like sunny, clbadic autumn weather, today is your day as tomorrow shifts back to cooler, cloudier conditions with showers.  We warm more strongly by Thursday and Friday (70s), but clouds and then rain risks increase, especially by this weekend with another cool wedge situation.

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Today (Halloween): A few morning clouds possible, but otherwise mostly sunny skies offer a fairly decent day as temperatures move up toward seasonal high temperature levels in the upper 50s to low 60s. Light breezes blow from the west. Confidence: High

Tonight: Bundle the kids up appropriately before they head out to trick-or-treat. The night becomes partly cloudy and cooler with lows ranging from the middle-upper 30s in the outer suburbs to the middle 40s in the city. Light winds mainly from the north. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Wednesday): A cold morning commute. Mostly cloudy with a chance of afternoon showers or light rain (especially north and west) as high temperatures only manage to make the cool 50s to around 60.  Light winds mainly come from the easterly direction to reinforce a cool wedging pattern.  Rainfall totals should be really light — from just 0.01 inches to maybe a tenth of an inch.  Confidence: Medium-high

Tomorrow night: Some evening showers or light rain, but otherwise mostly cloudy with lows ranging through the 40s to around 50 in the city. Winds light to calm. Confidence: Medium


Thursday trends warmer with partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 60s t0 low 70s.  Thursday night runs partly cloudy with lows in the warmer 50s.  Confidence: Medium

Friday should be our warmest day of the week with lower to middle 70s for highs with partly sunny skies.  A stray shower chance is possible late in the day.  Friday night is cloudier with scattered showers or light rain as lows dip only into the 50s.  Confidence: Medium

The first weekend of November isnt offering up much in the way of nice weather. A big high pressure area stalls out over New England and a cool wedge along a stalled front gets established. The result is mostly cloudy skies through the weekend with periods of showers, light rain, and drizzle/mist mess. Timing out the periods of precipitation remain more difficult, but right now it seems like Saturday afternoon into Sunday may be the window for the most precipitation risks — all of it mainly light.  Highs both days should be in the 50s to around 60 with lows in the 50s, too.  Confidence: Low-medium

Clouds and showers with the cool wedge could linger into Monday as well, but we may manage to break back into the warmer 70s by either Monday or if not, then Tuesday afternoon next week as our variable seasonal transition soldiers onward.

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