Morning low clouds and fog finally relented early this afternoon, as sunshine took hold and temperature rose to near 70. We have similar circumstances tomorrow as the marine layer (flow of moist ocean air) returns and likely hangs tough into the afternoon.

Through Tonight: Partly cloudy skies this evening become mostly cloudy, with patchy fog forming as the night wears on. There’s also a chance of some drizzle. Lows range from 55-60. Winds are from the southeast at around 5 mph.

Friday: Low clouds, fog, and drizzle are possible through midday or so. By afternoon, skies should start to brighten, with a decent chance of at least a short window with some sunshine. Highs are near 70.

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Local National Weather Service office weighs in on Sandy:

THE IMPACTS FROM THE STORM WILL EXTEND WELL BEYOND THE CENTER OF THE STORM...SO ONE SHOULD NOT JUST FOCUS ON THE FORECAST CENTER OF SANDY.

... WHILE THE DETAILS ARE UNCERTAIN...THERE IS THE RISK FOR HEAVY RAINFALL AND STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS EARLY NEXT WEEK AS SANDY OR THE REMNANTS OF SANDY INTERACT WITH AN UPPER TROUGH AND IMPACT THE [AREA].

ANOTHER ASPECT TO CONSIDER IS THAT COLDER AIR WILL BEGIN TO MOVE [INTO THE AREA] EARLY NEXT WEEK...WHERE PRECIPITATION COULD WIND UP AS SOME SNOW ACROSS THE POTOMAC HIGHLANDS/HIGHER ELEVATIONS WHERE SOME SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE.