Capital Region Forecast: Highs rise into the 70s today, challenging records

Capital Region Forecast: Highs rise into the 70s today, challenging records

2:30pm – Intermittent showers are moving through the area

Radar shows some widely scattered showers north and southwest of the belt along an incoming cold front. These areas will sweep eastward with some locations possibly getting wet briefly during the early evening. Rainfall should last less than 40 minutes and most locations will likely remain dry. Temperatures will begin to drop from the northwest to the southeast as the afternoon progresses, past record highs in the 70s to near 80 degrees.

Original forecast from 5am

A somewhat subjective assessment of today’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

8/10: An impressive warm spell but ignore the urge to purge your fall wardrobe.

  • today: Mostly sunny and breezy. Highest: from 73 to 79.
  • Tonight: Increased clouds, breezy. Lowest level: 44 to 50.
  • tomorrow: Partly cloudy with intermittent rain showers. Highest: 50 to 56.

Don’t get used to today’s record-challenging warmth. Fall weather returns tomorrow through the weekend. Despite the front pass, rain is intermittent on Friday and then dries quietly throughout the weekend.

today is Thursday): Active southerly winds are the first clue that the weather will be warm, with temperatures reaching the 70s across the region. Records of 79 at Reagan National Airport and 78 at Dulles International and BWI are on hand. Winds shift to the northwest in the afternoon, but cool air will be slow to arrive. Sun is abundant with a few clouds appearing in the afternoon. Confidence: high

Tonight: Clouds gradually increase during the night, and northwesterly breezes remain on the windy side. Lows drop into the mid to upper 40s. Confidence: medium-high

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tomorrow Friday): Cold air is settling in and temperatures are struggling to rise with highs in the mid to mid 50s. Cloudy skies prevail, some light rain is likely but it shouldn’t be significant. The westerly winds ease as the day progresses. Confidence: medium-high

Tomorrow night: Skies are clear and winds are calm, allowing lows to fall into the 30s. Early risers may catch a sliver of the crescent moon on the eastern horizon with Venus shining bright above it. Confidence: medium-high

High pressure settles on Veterans Day (Saturday), bringing a day of blue skies and dry, crackling air. Highs are mainly in the low to mid 50s, and overnight lows range from the mid 20s to lower 30s. Confidence: high

Sunday and Monday It remains stationary under a mass of cold, dry air, which directs rain showers farther south across the Carolinas. Highs are in the upper 40s to 50s under sunny skies, and lows stay in the mid 20s to lower 30s. Confidence: medium-high

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