A mid-level cloud deck kept today cool, but we trend increasingly sunny this weekend. Today’s afternoon temperatures were a couple degrees warmer than Thursday’s. And we should continue tacking on a couple of degrees to afternoon highs through the weekend. Perfect weather for fall foliage viewing.
Through Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies gradually become partly cloudy and, if Orionid meteor shower watchers are lucky, eventually clear. Overnight lows range from the upper 30s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-to-upper 40s downtown.
The weekend: Both days are partly to mostly sunny. Saturday’s highs are in the low-to-mid 60s and Sunday should manage the mid-60s. Saturday night is mostly clear and cool, with lows from the mid-30s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-40s downtown. Most of the region will fall short of its first freeze.
Pollen update from Walter Reed: All pollen types are LOW.
Central America flooding: A tragic situation has unfolded in El Salvador were up to 60 inches of rain has fallen over the last 10 days. The Associated Press reports at least 105 people have died in flooding and landslides.
Tropics: Some of the moisture responsible for the flooding in Central America (above) is wrapped up in a developing disturbance over the western Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center says chances are high that a tropical depression or storm will develop there in the next 48 hours.