From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Peeks of sunshine, but still unseasonably cool for the weekend

November 3, 2012 - 11:24 AM
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Look for mostly skies with a few peeks of sunshine and continued unseasonably cool temperatures on this last day of Daylight Saving Time.  Highs both Saturday and Sunday should be in the low 50s.

This Afternoon: Mostly Cloudy, Breezy, & Cool

Highs: 48-54 | Wind: NW 10-15 mph

Tonight: Partly Cloudy & Chilly

Lows: 34-42 | Wind: NW 5-10 mph

Sunday: Mostly Sunny & Unseasonably Cool

Highs: 50-54 | Wind: NW 5 mph

It is quite cool this Saturday with temperatures in the 40s under mostly cloudy skies.  But unlike the predominantly gray days of this past week, some peeks of sunshine will be a feature both today and tomorrow.  There will be minimal warmth from that sunshine however, as high temperatures both today and tomorrow will hover near 50, well below the seasonal norm of 63.  This pattern of unseasonably cool readings, including nighttime lows in the 30s, is expected to continue through the coming week.

As an upper level pattern swirls over the northeast and  warmer air stays well to our south, look for a mix of clouds and sun for the weekend with occasional sprinkles or even flurries, especially in the higher elevations to the west and in central Virginia.  An eye is being kept on a low pressure system in the Mississippi Valley that is moving toward the Atlantic. The possibility exists that a coastal storm could develop late on Tuesday night and impact our area at midweek.  A cold rain and windy conditions could occur should the storm materialize.

Enjoy this longest weekend of the year!  Remember to get your extra hour by changing the clocks before going to bed tonight.  Turn your clocks BACK one hour as we return to Standard Time at 2 a.m. on Sunday.  The sun will then rise tomorrow at 6:39 a.m. and set at 5:04 p.m.

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