From the ABC 7 Weather team

Solid streak of golden weather begins Wednesday in D.C.

October 5, 2011 - 05:00 AM
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You can throw that uncomfortable raincoat and pesky umbrella back into the closet for a little while. You're going to enjoy the rest of this week, Maryland, Virginia and D.C.

A hole in the sky opens over Rosslyn during nice weather last week. D.C. will see more warm termpatures and rainless skies today, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. (Photo: TBD Staff)

With the sluggish progression of the recent streak of cold, wet weather, you can't help but feel that Washington, D.C., has earned this lovely plunge back into warmth. Make sure to bask outdoors today, toss around a Frisbee or something, because Wednesday looks like the finest weather day until the weekend.

A meddlesome low-pressure system that's been responsible for all the garbage weather of late in the Mid-Atlantic is grumbling northward. High pressure is surging into the hole it has left, allowing the sun to do its thing. Today will be breezy and you should be able to count the clouds in the sky on one hand. High temperatures will hover in the mid-70s.

ABC7 senior meteorologist Bob Ryan is so sure this nice patch of temperate weather will stick around for a while that he's marking a 9 out of 10 on the RCF, aka Ryan Confidence Factor, with 10 being a "guarantee." The National Weather Service agrees on the positive outlook. Here was the local NWS forecast last night:

d.c. va. md. weather forecast wednesday

If you are the Ned Flanders type who likes to take stock of how lucky we are for good weather, here's some perspective on what's happening elsewhere: Deadly tornadoes are striking in South Africa, floodwater is swelling up to the tops of cars in Peabody, Mass., and Texas is still on fire. (Somebody put that state out!) Plus, winter is looming right around the corner. Here's a recent forecast from NOAA showing the probability of more than 4 inches of snow accumulation from Thursday to Friday:

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