D.C. Forecast: A mild start to the weekend, but a chilly finish

This Afternoon:Partly Sunny & Seasonably Mild Highs: 64-68Wind: W 5-10 mph Tonight:Partly Cloudy, Cool Lows: 38-44 Wind: NW 5-10 mph Sunday:Sunny, Breezy, & Cooler Highs: 52-55 Wind: N 10-15/G 25 mph

It was comfortably cool this morning{ }on this last day of Daylight Saving Time with readings generally in the 50s.{ } After yesterday's very pleasant 73 degree high at Reagan National - making for the warmest day in over two weeks - today will be almost as warm with projected highs in the mid to upper{ }60s.{ } As the cold front that brought the blustery morning rains on Friday now tracks well to the southeast, we can look forward to a mostly sunny Saturday with just a slight chance of afternoon sprinkles.{ }

As we awake tomorrow however,{ }with the sun rising at 6:38 AM, EST, the{ }arrival of high pressure and chilly northwesterly winds will remind us that summer is truly and completely gone!{ } Even with plenty of sunshine, Sunday will top out only in the lower 50s with the gusty winds making it feel even colder.{ } And with dew points dropping into the 30s and 20s, the lack of moisture in the air will make the chill all that more apparent.{ } Keep the heavier jacket handy for Sunday night when the mercury plummets into the low 30s - DC could get its first freeze of the season - and again on Monday when the highs will struggle to reach 50.{ } Milder air returns at midweek with highs on Wednesday and Thursday rising to the mid to upper 60s.{ } Enjoy the extra hour of sleep tonight as you Fall Back to Standard Time!

NOTE: A partial solar eclipse will be visible early tomorrow morning as the moon will obscure almost half of the sun for up to 45 minutes.{ } If the skies are clear, you can beginning watching at sunrise at 6:38 AM.{ } Look toward the horizon and remember not to stare!{ } Eye damage is possible, so use a pinhole camera or welder's glasses.