From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Warm weather rolls on

October 2, 2013 - 10:00 AM
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A taste of summer in early October with well above average temperatures.

This Afternoon:
Partly to mostly sunny and very warm
Highs: Mid to upper 80s
Wind: WNW 5-10 mph
Mainly clear and mild
Lows: Upper 50s to middle 60s in the city
Wind: Variable 5 mph to calm
Partly sunny and still warm
Highs: Mid 80s
Wind: SE 5-10 mph

It's hard to believe it's October with highs soaring into the middle and upper 80s today and through the rest of the work week.  With high pressure in control, skies will remain dry with a few more added clouds by Thursday and Friday.  A stray shower or storm is possible late Friday well ahead of a front that will slide through early next week.  Most of the weekend looks to remain dry and still warm with highs in the low to mid 80s.  The cold front should hold off until Monday, but a stray storm isn't out of the question late Sunday. 

What will be interesting to watch is an area of low pressure, currently over the northwestern Caribbean.  That low (possibly turning tropical) could track north, along the approaching front, and could bring an even higher probability of a good, soaking rain -- which of course we desperately need.  We'll continue to track and monitor the timing and intensity of the front.  Temperatures will also fall back to more seasonal levels after the front slides through early next week. 

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