October started the month with seven straight days with above-average high temperatures. Four of those days were in the mid to upper 80s and two of those days hit the lower 90s. The average high in the beginning of the month in October is 74 degrees which quickly drops into the lower 70s. (See climate normals here)2pm Temperatures
If you think about it, one month ago on the 4th of October it hit 90 degrees. Today as of 2pm, Reagan National is standing at 47 degrees, so we're only a little over 40 degrees cooler in respect to high temperatures within a months time.
If the temperature doesn't reach 50 degrees at Reagan National today, it will be the coolest day since March 25th when the temperature only reach 39 degrees. The last time Reagan hit 50 degrees for the high was back on April 4th, so this will more than likely at least be the coolest day in seven months.
As far is the next week or two, while we don't see any giant cold spells through the middle of the month, it won't exactly be warm either. High temperatures will be below normal to near normal (November climate normals) in the D.C. area, with some of the warmest weather this Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the low 60s and possibly warm again come the middle of the month.6-10 Day Temperature Outlook from the Climate Prediction Center
One thing is looking for certain, a repeat of the Veterans Day snow storm in 1987 appears very unlikely with the current forecast sunny with highs near 60 degrees.