Hold on to your hat as the winds are brisk on this otherwise beautiful Sunday afternoon of partly sunny skies and mild temperatures.
This Afternoon: Partly Sunny, Mild, & Breezy
Highs: 63-67 | Wind: S 10-20 mph
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy & Mild
Lows: 42-50 | Wind: SW 10-15 mph
Monday: Mostly Cloudy, Warmer
Highs: 65-70 | Wind: SSW 10-20
With temperatures rising into the 60s yesterday, it was November nirvana all across the Washington area! Under a sunny, cloudless sky and with southerly winds gusting to 20 mph, it was a perfect day to be outdoors. The high pressure system centered off the Carolina coast that was our benefactor will not budge much today, ensuring yet another memorably mild day with highs in the low to mid 60s; winds are brisker today, however, gusting to 30 mph. A low pressure system in the midwest will start spreading clouds toward the midatlantic today and the next few days will be notable for increasing amounts of clouds, more moisture in the air, the chance of showers and thunderstorms, and highs near 70 degrees. As a cold front passes through late Tuesday and high pressure returns at midweek, we will cool off to daytime highs back in the low to mid 50s.
As comfortable as yesterday was - the high was 63 at Reagan National - the 33 degree morning low at the airport was the chilliest reading of the season. So with no hard freeze yet within the city, hardy annuals can live on for another day! Enjoy what promises to be a very pleasant Sunday.