From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: Cloudy, cool, damp and dreary

October 8, 2013 - 11:13 PM
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Clouds and occasional showers will become more likely over the next few days as low pressure creeps into the region. Some areas could receive heaby rain.

Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Cool
Lows: Upper 40s to Mid 50s
Wind: NE 5-10 m.p.h.
Increasing Clouds, PM Showers
Highs: Low to Mid 60s
Wind: NE 10-15 m.p.h.
Areas of Rain Likely
Highs: Upper 50s
Precipitation: 60%

Clouds will be slowly but steadily increasing tonight and tomorrow morning in response to an area of low pressure that will slowly…and I mean slowly…move northward along the Atlantic Coastline. With high pressure anchored off of the New England Coast, this low pressure “creeper” will produce a long duration flow of chilly, moisture-laden air from the ocean right to your home. We have seen this atmospheric set-up before. And what usually happens is the heaviest rain stays along and east of the I-95 corridor and the farther west you go towards the Appalachians, the drier the air will become. We believe the steadiest rain will be from late Wednesday through Friday morning.

After that, just periods of light rain or drizzle until the low finally wanders farther away from the coast. This is the late autumnal version of those long strings of sunny, dry and mild days we so enjoyed for the last 5 weeks or so. There is always a chance the low could move out more quickly and allow the return of sunshine by the weekend. Just like there is a chance I could win the Powerball Jackpot.

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