From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Approaching record high temperatures

October 24, 2012 - 07:35 AM
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This is last time we will be flirting with 80 degree temperatures for a long time.

Today: Partly cloudy

Highs: 79°-83°
Wind: WSW 3-5 mph

Overnight: Scattered clouds but still mild
Lows: 54°-60°
Wind: Light

Tomorrow: Partly sunny and not as warm

Highs: 72°-77°
Wind: ESE 10 mph

An upper level disturbance will be passing through the region creating a few more clouds than we have seen recently. It is even possible to see a few sprinkles, as well. Temperatures will be the headline today, perhaps climbing above 80 degrees. Washington's record high today is 84 degrees set in 2001. High pressure returns for the next few days starting tomorrow. This will slowly bring in cooler temperatures and eventual chances for showers. This high center will move off to the east and may play a significant steering role in our Sunday/Monday weather.

That is when a strong cold front will approach and possibly interact with, Post Tropical Storm Sandy. It may become a hurricane today as it approaches Cuba. There are numerous track and interaction scenarios. Bottom line is that direct or indirect effects of the front and Sandy could impact parts of the East Coast...including the mid-Atlantic area. As always...stay tuned!

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