From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Sunny & seasonably cool for Marathon Sunday

October 27, 2013 - 11:38 AM
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Our three-day run of mostly sunny, but cool & breezy days continues on this Marathon Sunday.  Look for high temperatures near 60.

This Afternoon:
Turning Mostly Sunny, Breezy & Cool
Highs: 57-62
Wind: W 10-15 mph
Tonight:
Mostly Clear & Chilly
Lows: 34-42
Wind: Light & Variable
Monday:
Sunny & Seasonably Cool
Highs: 60-66
Wind: SW 5 mph

Our three-day marathon of unseasonably chilly days continues on this Marine Corps Marathon Sunday!  Still, with some clouds overnight lending a hand, this morning was not nearly as cold as yesterday nor as breezy.  While clouds have moved in as a weak cold front passes through, mostly sunny skies are expected to prevail later today with highs around the 60 degree mark.  And while dew points are a bit higher than Saturday,  it will still be quite chilly in the shadows!  The 24 mph winds and 32 mph gusts recorded at Reagan National yesterday should be a bit lighter today, but still be  in the 10 to 15 mph range.

With high pressure building in early this week and winds shifting to the southwest, we'll start to warm up by tomorrow.  Sunny days with highs in the low to mid 60s will yield to partly to mostly cloudy conditions and still milder days later in the week.  Halloween should be a dry day, but a strong cold front could bring rain to the area by Friday.  High temperatures should range from the mid to upper 60s on Thursday and Friday.

NOTE: The last three days with highs of 54, 57, and 57 respectively, mark the chilliest stretch of weather since April 2, 3, and 4 when the highs were 51, 54, and 50 degrees.  One major difference is the lows back in April were below freezing while DC proper avoided a hard freeze this past week.  Cheer on the runners today and enjoy your Sunday!

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