Washington D.C. Forecast: Fall is back!

Tonight:Clearing and Cooler Lows: 40s to Low 50s Wind: NW 5-10 m.p.h. Tuesday:Mostly Sunny, Cooler Highs: Upper 60s Wind: N 10 m.p.h. Wednesday:Mostly Cloudy, Cool, Isolated Showers Highs: Upper 60s Precipitation: 30%

The cold front that swept through the region today certainly lived up to its advance billing. Strong winds, torrential downpours developed along the leading edge of the front. The winds were strong enough to produce some damage and were also responsible for scattered power outages across the area. The weather{ }has rapidly improved tonight as the cold front pushed off the Mid Atlantic Coast.

High pressure will deliver clearing skies overnight and bright sunshine tomorrow. Partly sunny skies are forecast on Wednesday. By Wednesday afternoon, a few showers could develop as a result of an upper level low pressure system which will be slowly moving along the Delmarva/NC coastline. This system is not that large but large enough to direct moist winds from the Atlantic ocean to spread across the Eastern Shore onto the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay and even farther westward.

Thursday through Sunday may turn out to be mostly cloudy with a chance of patches of light rain or drizzle. The farther east you are from Washington, the better the chances you will see some of that light rain. Of course, there is a chance this system will move farther from the coastline. Should this happen the rain chances would be confined to mostly areas east of the Bay. This forecast will be a work in progress all week trying to get a handle on that.