From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Beautiful Weekend Weather

November 16, 2012 - 03:26 PM
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Clear skies tonight and a very pleasant autumn weekend ahead.

Tonight: Clear & Cool

Temperatures: 50s; falling into the 30s overnight | Wind: NE 5 m.p.h.

Saturday: Mostly Sunny & Seasonably Cool

Highs: Middle 50s | Wind: NNE 5-10 m.p.h.

Sunday: Partly sunny with increasing cloudiness & chilly

Highs: Lower 50s | Wind: NNE 5-10 m.p.h.

A strong area of high pressure over the Great Lakes will be the major driver in our weather pattern for the next several days. With the center of the system to the north of us, we will continue the trend of below normal temperatures. At the same time, we are still expecting an area of low pressure to develop off the coast of the Carolina’s early Sunday. The only effect we expect will be some increase in cloudiness Sunday afternoon and Sunday night. Once that system moves out to sea, the prevailing high pressure system will keep skies partly cloudy through Thanksgiving Day.

Through next week the center line of high pressure will shift eastward and this will allow a slow and minor warming trend to push temperatures to, and then slightly, above average. I should point out that there is a slight chance of a sprinkle or brief shower on Tuesday. Looking ahead to the big travel Day on Wednesday…we are forecasting partly cloudy skies with highs in the 50s across our portion of the mid Atlantic. And on Thanksgiving, we are forecasting partly cloudy skies with highs reaching the upper 50s.

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