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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/10/2012

D.C. area forecast: Beautiful Saturday and Sunday, and warm through early week


Today: Partly sunny. Near 60 to mid-60s | Tonight: Mostly clear. Upper 30s to mid-40s | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Mid-60s to near 70. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


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After 12 days of below average temperatures, we should change our fortunes today with readings rising near and above normal. That’s just the start as far as the next few days go as well, with both tomorrow and Monday featuring even milder conditions. A storm system to the west progresses toward the area by Tuesday, bringing with it a threat of rain as well as a return to cooler temperatures.

Today (Saturday): The main story of the day is that we won’t have to bundle up too much, or at all, when heading out. A warm front to the north may provide some cloudiness throughout the day, but it tends to wane late if so. Temperatures near 60 to possibly as high as the mid-60s should feel pretty delightful! Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: We’re under the influence of high pressure anchored to our south and southeast, and that means clouds are likely to be few and far between. With calm winds, temperatures fall off nicely, but the air mass isn’t as cold, so upper 30s to mid-40s should do it. Confidence: Medium-High

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Veterans Day (Sunday): Can’t ask for a better day to pay homage to those who have served our country! Plan on seeing lots of sun, dealing with only a light wind from the south, and feeling temperatures in the mid-60s to near 70. Perfect? Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Clouds increase as moisture levels at the surface and above tick up with the advance of a large storm system to the west. With winds not dying off totally, and an increase in cloudiness, we should see temperatures make it to the mid-40s to around 50 and not much lower. Confidence: Medium


On Monday, the cold front is still well west of the area, but its influence begins to be felt with an increase in clouds to mostly cloudy, as well as the threat of a few light showers (30% chance) in parts of the area. Any rain should be pretty uneventful, and may stay to our southwest through most of the day. Highs reach the mid-and-upper 60s. Confidence: Medium

Tuesday is cold front day, and it might come quite early. After lows only dip to the upper 50s and lower 50s, highs don’t look to end up much higher thanks to clouds and a decent (60% chance) of rain. With some luck, the heaviest rain might come before sunrise, though the morning period seems favored and showers may linger into the afternoon. As noted, temperatures barely budge upwards, heading to the low-and-mid 50s. Confidence: Medium

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