D.C.-area forecast: Brisk today and chilly tonight, then lots of nice

WEATHER NEWS: D.C.-area forecast: Brisk today and chilly tonight, then lots of nice

11 a.m. — Frost advisory for Fauqier County and locations south and west tonight

The cool air mass overhead combined with clear skies and light winds will allow for lows in the mid-30s tonight and Fauquier County and locations to the south and west. Patchy frost is probable prompting a frost advisory from the National Weather Service from midnight to 9 a.m. Sunday. Over parts of the Interstate 81 corridor and the Appalachians, temperatures will drop closer to 32 degrees, prompting a freeze warning.

Original article from 5 a.m.

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

7/10: The cool wind has some bite, especially in the shade. Seek out the sunny spots!

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Highs: Near 60 to low 60s.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows: Upper 30s to mid-40s.
  • Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs: Mid-60s.

We’re in the midst of the ups and downs of fall. This weekend is certainly a downtrend in temperatures, although it’s still pretty nice as far as seasonal feels go. Nonetheless, temperatures are about 20 degrees cooler today than they were yesterday. It may feel like a bit of a shock to the system. A good solution might be to layer up and get the blood moving.

Today (Saturday): It’s a bit blustery for early October, but hard to complain too much. We see lots of sun, with some increase in clouds midday as a cold pocket aloft zips along the jet stream. Much of the day is in the 50s with a bit of a wind chill, but temperatures should rise to near and above 60 for highs. Winds out of the northwest are at their strongest early and tend to diminish with time. Some gusts around 25 mph are possible. Confidence: High

Tonight: Few if any clouds obscure the bright near-full moon. Some legitimately chilly readings are a good bet by morning. Lows are mainly in the upper 30s and lower 40s, with a bit warmer conditions inside the Beltway and near water. Any frost should mainly be toward the Blue Ridge and west. Winds are light out of the northwest. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Sunday): Lots of sun and lighter winds feel like a treat. It’s still on the cool side for this early in the season, but the great conditions should easily offset it. Winds are light from the west. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear and chilly conditions continue. Pretty ideal for checking out the full Hunter’s Moon. Most spots are a degree or two warmer than tonight, so a range of 40 to about 47 should do it. Confidence: Medium-High

If you’ve got the day off on Monday, you’d better be planning on spending some time outside. This is storybook fall, with highs around 70 and tons of sun. Confidence: Medium-High

Coming off lows in the mid-40s to around 50, another beautiful one comes together for Tuesday. There could be a few clouds at times, but sunshine should reign as temperatures reach the low 70s for highs. I think this one probably ends up with the Nice Day stamp as well, but it’s a bit far off to be totally certain yet. Confidence: Medium

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