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PM Update: A sunny but cool fall weekend

The morning clouds have departed and breezes are gradually fading. Afternoon temperatures reached 55-60, slightly cooler than average. Temperatures this weekend will continue below average, but, relative to last weekend, it’s a perfect 10. Skies stand to be mostly clear all weekend long.

Through Tonight: We’ll continue with a light breeze (at around 10 mph) and with high pressure building in from the north, it’s a chilly overnight. Lows range from near 30 in the colder suburbs to the mid-to-upper 30s downtown.

The weekend: Both days are mostly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s Saturday warming to the mid-to-upper 50s Sunday. Great foliage viewing weather. Winds from the north on Saturday at around 10 mph switch to out of the south Sunday. Saturday night is clear and cold with lows from near 30 in the colder suburbs to the upper 30s downtown.

See Camden Walker’s forecast through early next week. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

Snowtober, another billion dollar weather disaster: CWG’s Andrew Freedman, writing for Climate Central, notes that the reinsurance company Aon Benfield estimates losses from the October 29 Northeast storm at more than $3 billion. According to Jeff Masters at Wunderground.com, Snowtober represents the 14th billion dollar weather disaster in the U.S. this year - the most on record.

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.

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