PM Update: A sunny, chilly weekend; climate change and typhoon Haiyan

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Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map. See interactive map on our Weather Wall.

Unlike the forecast for the middle of next week, the forecast through Sunday is straight forward: mainly clear and on the cool side.

Through Tonight: Not much in the way of the clouds and any evening breeze (from the northwest around 5-10 mph) dissipates overnight. Lows range from the mid-to-upper 30s downtown to near 30 in the colder suburbs.

The weekend: Both days feature mostly sunny skies with highs 55-59 Saturday, and 57-61 Sunday. Saturday’s breezes are gentle (5-10 mph from the west and south), with more moderate breezes Sunday (10-20 mph from the northwest) behind a weak cold front passing by early in the day. Saturday night is mostly clear, with lows from the mid-to-upper 30s in the cooler suburbs to the low-to-mid 40s downtown.

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Pretty fall foliage lingers in Eastern Market, D.C. (Caroline Angelo via Flickr)

Did global warming amp up super typhoon Haiyan? Andrew Freedman explores the question in this Climate Central piece: Super Typhoon Haiyan: A Hint of What’s to Come?

Here’s an excerpt:

Hurricane researchers contacted by Climate Central said Haiyan is an example of the type of extreme storm that may become more frequent as the climate continues to warm. But there is more consensus about the stormier future than there is about the present. The researchers also urged caution in attributing Haiyan’s strength to global warming, given the lack of evidence that manmade global warming has had any detectable influence on Western Pacific typhoons, let alone tropical cyclones in general (an umbrella term that includes typhoons and hurricanes).

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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