Quickcast Forecast

This Afternoon:
Sunny, Mild, & Breezy
Highs: 65-70
Wind: NW 10-20/G 25 mph
Mostly Clear & Chilly
Lows: 36-45
Wind: W 5-10 mph
Sunny & Pleasant, Lighter WInds
Highs: 66-69
Wind: SW 5-10 mph
While not quite balmy, it's a rather mild and breezy morning in the Nation's Capital as our stretch of autumnal bliss continues! Winds are gusting to 20 mph and temperatures are in the 50s and even lower 60s especially to the north and west. Cooler readings, incongruously, are to the southwest, a reversal to the normal temperature range during the passage of a cold front. Still, the unusual warmth will end shortly as the front moves on. Look for dew points to drop and winds to continue to gust out of the northwest as a mostly sunny and mild day develops. While not likely to be as warm as yesterday when the high reached 74 at Reagan National, we can look for readings in the mid to upper 60s. As the winds subside overnight, temperatures will plummet into the upper 30s and lower 40s, making patchy frost a possibility. Monday will see a rebound however with yet more sunshine and seasonal warmth. Tuesday will be warmer still with highs in the upper 70s. A front on Wednesday will bring a chance of showers and, in its wake, much chillier air for Halloween and the weekend with daytime highs only in the 40s and low 50s. The coming cold - and shorter days as Standard Time returns next Sunday - make savoring these classic fall days all the more important!

Updated:  Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 4:48 am