D.C. Weather Forecast: Cloudy today, Sandy by the weekend?

This Afternoon: Some Partial Clearing

Highs: Low to Mid 70s | Wind: SE 3-5 m.p.h.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy

Lows: 50s to Near 60 | Wind: E 3-6 m.p.h.

Friday: Mostly Cloudy, AM Drizzle and Fog

Highs: Upper 60s to Near 70 | Wind: ENE 5 m.p.h.

An easterly flow has set up across the area adding clouds to the region this morning. Through the afternoon, expect some partial clearing with temperatures not as warm as yesterday only reaching the low to mid 70s. Tonight will be cloudy and mild with lows in the 50s to near 60 degrees once again. A few areas of fog and drizzle will again be possible. Tomorrow will be cloudy and a bit cooler with highs in the upper 60s.

Hurricane Sandy Track; How will it affect D.C.?

Saturday, a cold front will approach from the west, continuing the cloudy conditions with highs in the upper 60s. Weather conditions will really begin to deteriorate Sunday as Hurricane Sandy continues to move north into the area. Gusty winds and areas of rain can be expected as early as Sunday morning, which will definitely have an impact on the marathoners.

Conditions may{ }worsen late Sunday through the day on Monday but there is still a fair amount of variability between weather models past Sunday morning. We will continue to monitor over the next 24 hours to try to pin the forecast down more, but at this time expect the chance for gusty winds, periods of heavy rain, and the potential for even more significant impacts (flooding, coastal flooding, wind damage) if the storm center begins to move west.