D.C.-area forecast: Sunny and still cool today, then gradually warmer into midweek

WEATHER NEWS: D.C.-area forecast: Sunny and still cool today, then gradually warmer into midweek

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

8/10: Maybe still too cool for some, but otherwise a beautiful day to put the pumpkin spice latte on ice and head outside!

  • Today: Plenty of sunshine. Highs: Low to mid-60s.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear and crisp. Lows: Near 40 to mid-40s.
  • Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs: Upper 60s to near 70.

We can thank an area of high pressure for the ongoing sunshine. The atmosphere remains relatively calm over our region for the next few days. A backdoor cold front should fizzle out before reaching our area tomorrow night, which means a nice warming trend into midweek, with Tuesday and Wednesday highs aiming for the delightful low to mid-70s.

Today (Sunday): A chilly start with early-morning frost possible in our northern, western and southwestern areas. But with mostly sunny skies and light winds from the west around 5 to 10 mph, morning temperatures rise into and through the 40s, with afternoon highs in the low to mid-60s. Pumpkin or apple picking should feel nice in the direct afternoon sun, but in the shade you may be reaching for the jacket. Confidence: High

Tonight: A good night to sit fireside or take a peek at the full Hunter’s Moon, with mostly clear skies and temperatures dropping toward lows near 40 to the mid-40s. Saturn should also be fully visible around 8:50 p.m. Confidence: High

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Columbus Day (Monday): Sunny skies hold tight with daytime highs a few degrees higher than today, in the upper 60s to near 70. Winds continue light from the west and northwest. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Another dry night with mostly clear skies. Not quite as cool as the previous few nights. But still a good idea to keep the fall jackets handy, as evening temperatures fall back through the 60s into the 50s, with overnight lows in the mid- to upper 40s. Confidence: High

High pressure remains in control Tuesday and Wednesday, even as it gradually drifts eastward off the coast. Both could be 10/10 days as the warming trend continues with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low to mid-70s. Nighttime temperatures also continue their warming trend, with overnight lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. Confidence: Medium-High

A potent cold front arrives Thursday, bringing with it the chance for showers and maybe a thunderstorm. More details to come as we get closer. Enjoy the beautiful weather in the meantime!

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