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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/09/2012

D.C. area forecast: Cooler and drier for a splendid Sunday and beyond

Storm sweeps across area bringing tornado and power outages


Today: Mostly sunny and cooler. 75-80. | Tonight: Clear and cool. Mid-50s to near 60. | Tomorrow: Sunny and mild. Upper 70s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


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This is what we’ve been waiting for all summer! A little taste of fall is in the forecast with much cooler and drier air moving into our area in the wake of yesterday’s stormy cold front. High pressure settles in as we head into the work week, keeping conditions mild and dry for the foreseeable future.

Today (Sunday): What a difference a day makes! After yesterday’s intense storms, we’re looking at our skies turning mostly sunny. All that hot and humid air is long gone as well. It’s near perfect out there and we could use it. Highs end up around 75-80 with a bit of a breeze from the northwest. Confidence: High

Tonight: As the day goes, so goes the night. It’s cool and tranquil into the overnight, with mostly starry skies. Temperatures get down into rare territory as of late, in the mid-50s to near 60 for lows. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Monday): Well, if anything, skies are even bluer and the air even drier than today. Temperatures couldn’t be more comfortable to begin the work week as daytime highs reach the upper 70s under sunny skies. Clockwise flow around high pressure centered over the Midwest produces a refreshing breeze from the north/northwest around 10-15 mph. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Our weather turns downright fall-like tomorrow night. Skies stay mostly clear and with the dry air, temperatures fall quickly after sundown. Overnight lows range from as low as near 50 in the coolest suburbs, to the mid-to-upper 50s downtown. Confidence: High


Ya know, a guy could get used to this kind of weather after the summer heat. Lucky for us, it looks like the good stuff sticks around as high pressure parks itself overhead. Tuesday and Wednesday continue the winning weather streak with mostly sunny skies, low humidity and highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Tuesday night lows are mainly in the 50s. Confidence: Medium-High

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