From the ABC 7 Weather team

Sunshine from time to time

October 14, 2013 - 09:43 AM
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A glimpse of sunshine on and off today, with near average temperatures.

This Afternoon:
Mix of Clouds and Sun
Highs: Upper 60s to near 70
Wind: NNE 4-8
Tonight:
Partly Cloudy
Lows: Low 50s
Wind: N 5
Tuesday:
Partly Cloudy
Highs: Low 70s
Wind: N 5

I can't express my excitement over the limited sunshine we have today. After nearly a week of gloomy, cloudy weather, today and tomorrow both look decent. That pesky coastal low pressure system has finally been shoved far enough to our south by high pressure in New England to keep us dry for a few days. This is what it looked like this morning in Frederick, MD

Frederick, MD (WeatherBug)

This is a shot from Arlington, VA.

Arlington, VA (via WeatherBug)

We will see more clouds than sunshine overall today, but at this point, we will take what we can get. While this week will be sunnier and drier than last, it's still not going to be the type of weather pattern to give us a big stretch of sunny weather. Rainfall totals are in and we now have a surplus so far for October. On average, rainfall for the month at Reagan National is 3.40" and we blew that away in less than 48 hours on Thursday and Friday. Here's a look at the numbers so far at the big three.

October Rainfall So Far:

Rain is in the forecast late Wednesday into Thursday as a strong cold front moves through our region. We could get another round of rain Thursday night, but looks good, but cooler so far for the weekend.

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