From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Sunshine today, clouds & sprinkles tomorrow

September 15, 2013 - 12:07 PM
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After the coolest morning since late May, look for a mostly sunny and pleasant Sunday with high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. 

This Afternoon:
Mostly Sunny & Pleasantly Warm
Highs: 75-78
Wind: SW 5-10 mph
Tonight:
Partly Cloudy & Cool
Lows: 53-62
Wind: SW 8 mph
Monday:
Partly Cloudy, AM Showers Possible
Highs: 72-76
Rain: 30% Chance

We weren't quite shivering, but this morning was the coolest we've had since late May.  And yesterday's modest high temperature of 73 at Reagan National was not only the coolest daytime high this month, but the lowest such number since back on June 7th when it was also 73.  Today is featuring slightly warmer readings with highs expected in the mid to  upper 70s.  Our benefactor this weekend, a high pressure center, will begin drifting to the east later today as a front approaches. Look for partly cloudy conditions into the overnight hours and a partly sunny Monday with the threat of a few sprinkles in the morning. 

The spirit and reality of this autumnal weekend wont' disappear for long however!  High pressure returns on Tuesday, bringing with it yet more sunshine and mild readings in the 70s.  Not until week's end will we see a change as warmer, more humid air returns.  Temperatures Thursday through Saturday should be in the low 80s with a slight chance of showers each day.  But the weather pendulum will likely swing back to yet  more cooler weather  for the latter part of next weekend.

NOTE: The second hurricane of the season has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.  Ingrid is a Category 1 storm with 75 mph winds and could strength before striking the central Mexican coast.  Flooding rains are forecast as the storm moves west.  The U.S. is not in the path of the storm.

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