From the ABC 7 Weather team

Cool, damp Thursday followed by colder weather this weekend

October 27, 2011 - 11:20 AM
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Showers will continue to be likely today with highs in the 60s. But tomorrow will be much colder with a freeze watch in effect for the morning.

This Afternoon: Showers Likely, Becoming Breezy

Highs: Low to Mid 60s | Wind: NW 10-20 m.p.h.

Tonight: Clearing Skies, Colder, Freeze Watch

Lows: Low 30s to Near 40 | Wind: NNW 10 m.p.h.

Friday: Partly Cloudy, Colder

Highs: Low 50s | Wind: NE 5-10 m.p.h.

A cold frontal boundary will remain draped across the region this afternoon, with scattered showers likely and highs only in the low to mid 60s. Breezy winds will develop this afternoon and evening as the front passes to the east. Tonight will be cold with lows in the lower 30s to near 40 degrees. A Freeze Watch is in effect tomorrow morning for the northwestern parts of the area.

Friday will be much cooler behind the front with highs in the lower 50s under mostly sunny skies. A strong coastal area of low pressure will affect the region on Saturday, bringing clouds and precipitation back to the region by the early morning hours. At this time, highs should only reach the mid to upper 40s and rain should be the primary mode of precipitation. A few wet snow flakes may mix in with the best possibility in the late morning to early afternoon mainly north of D.C.

Sunday will feature high pressure moving back into the area, with sunny skies and temperatures only reaching the lower 50s. It should be a nice day but cold start for the Marine Corps Marathon, which starts right down the road from our studios next to the Pentagon.

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