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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Forecast: A not so scary Halloweeen forecast; dry most of the week

10 a.m. update:Latest data indicates some patchy late light rain could develop as early as 7 or 8 p.m. tonight (rather than after midnight as indicated below) with temps falling into the 40s. Trick-or-treaters should keep this in mind...

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Some spooky clouds set the scene for trick-or-treaters. Temps in the 50s not so frightening.
 
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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Increasing clouds. 54-58. | Tonight: 30% chance of showers after midnight. 38-44. | Tuesday: Decreasing clouds. 54-58. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

After unleashing a wintry blast Saturday, mother nature is taking a deep breath and relaxing this week across the D.C. metro region. Sure, some clouds increase today, and a few light showers may dampen the pavement after midnight. But for the balance of the rest of the week, days are sunny and seasonable, with high temperatures within a few degrees of 60 degrees.

Today (Monday): Sunshine complements the morning hours although it may be filtered by a veil of high clouds. Some low and mid-level clouds increase in the afternoon, keeping it a bit chilly with highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Skies are mostly cloudy for trick-or-treaters, but no rain. Temperatures between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. dip from the low 50s to the upper 40s. After midnight, a weak area of low pressure may brush the region with a few light showers, mainly east of I-95 and more likely towards the Delmarva. Lows range from the upper 30s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-40s downtown. Confidence: Medium

Keep reading for the forecast through the midweek...

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Some early to mid-morning cloudiness (especially along and east of I-95) gives way to increasing sunshine during the afternoon. Afternoon highs in the mid-to-upper 50s are a bit brisk, but relatively comfortable in the sun. Breezes are from the north at 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Clear and chilly. Lows range from the low 30s in the cooler suburbs to near 40 downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

Wednesday and Thursday are both tranquil, enjoyable early November days. High pressure is in control, bringing mostly sunny skies and highs near 60. Overnight lows from the low 30s in the colder suburbs to the low 40s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

Friday is probably dry, but we could see some clouds and maybe even a shower (20% chance) from a decaying weather system passing by to our south. Highs are again near 60. Becoming clear Friday night, with lows from the low 30s in the colder suburbs to near 40 downtown. Confidence: Medium

From this vantage point, the weekend looks quite good. An area of high pressure to the north should deliver sunshine and seasonable afternoon highs near 60 and into the low-to-mid 60s by Sunday. Overnight lows range from the mid-30s to low 40s (suburbs to city). The lone wild card is that flow from the east could set up, especially Sunday, bringing some low clouds and slightly cooler day time temperatures than forecast. We’ll keep you posted. Confidence:Medium

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