From the StormWatch7 Forecast Team:
TODAY: Mostly Sunny, Unseasonably Warm
WINDS: SE 3-6 mph
TONIGHT: Mostly Clear, Orionid Meteor Shower
WINDS: SE 3-6 mph
SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny, Unseasonably Warm
WINDS: S 5-10 mph
A beautiful weekend in store across the DMV. This is a perfect opportunity to decorate for Halloween or get some fall clean up done around the lawn. An area of high pressure continues to control our weather, bringing out abundant sunshine and high temperatures nearly 10 degrees above average. The dry and warm conditions stick around through Monday. We can expect pleasant conditions for the Howard University Homecoming game today and the Marine Corps Marathon tomorrow morning.
Mostly clear skies continue tonight with lows in the upper 40s to mid-50s. This should make for good viewing conditions for the Orionid meteor shower. The farther away from the city, the better the view. The meteor shower reaches its peak overnight tonight.
Into the early half of the week, some pretty big changes start to head our way. Monday will be dry and warm for this time of year. However, by Tuesday heavier rainfall is expected with gusty winds as a cold front moves through the region. This is much needed rain, but travel delays will be likely. As of Saturday morning, the best chance for rain arrives after 8 AM and continues through early evening. A lingering AM shower isn’t out of the question on Wednesday. Temperatures fall quickly after the front moves through with daytime highs Wednesday and Thursday in the low 60s.
By late next week, temperatures should rebound into the upper 60s for Friday and Saturday. However, another wave of colder air is possible into next weekend. This will also increase rain chances.
Today's Record Temperatures