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D.C. area forecast


Today: Foggy a.m. with chance of drizzle, isolated shower. Partly sunny p.m. Low-to-mid 80s. | Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Near 80 to low 80s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


Today (Wednesday): Mostly cloudy morning skies, including some fog and the chance of drizzle or an isolated shower, should give way to a partly sunny afternoon and temperatures surging to highs in the low-to-mid 80s. Add in some noticeable humidity and it’ll feel a touch summery out there. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: It’s a partly to mostly cloudy and fairly mild night given we’re into early October. The humidity starts to back down some as lows settle into the 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Thursday): Clockwise flow around high pressure centered over the Southeast U.S. sends a warm flow from the west our way. That means another mild day with partly sunny skies, highs near 80 to the low 80s, and lower humidity than today. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Looking like a nice evening and overnight as skies turn mostly clear and lows drop to the upper 50s to low 60s (suburbs to city). Confidence: High


Temperatures stay well above average Friday, and with comfortable humidity it shapes up as a nice end to the work week. Partly to mostly sunny skies should help highs to the low-to-mid 80s, followed by Friday night lows mainly in the mid-50s to low 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

The weekend hinges on the uncertain timing of a cold front. This forecast is definitely subject to change, but for now I’d lean toward a partly sunny weekend with Saturday highs in the 70s, Sunday highs in the 60s with a cool breeze, and the best chance of showers from Saturday evening through Sunday morning. Confidence: Low

Dan Stillman is a meteorologist and editor for the Capital Weather Gang. He earned an M.S. in Meteorology from Texas A&M University, and a B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences from the University of Michigan.


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