From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: A mild start to the weekend, but a chilly finish

November 2, 2013 - 12:07 PM
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Look for a partly sunny and seasonably mild start to the weekend with highs reaching the mid to upper 60s.  Tomorrow will be sunny, but noticeably cooler.

This Afternoon:
Partly Sunny & Seasonably Mild
Highs: 64-68
Wind: W 5-10 mph
Partly Cloudy, Cool
Lows: 38-44
Wind: NW 5-10 mph
Sunny, Breezy, & Cooler
Highs: 52-55
Wind: N 10-15/G 25 mph

It was comfortably cool this morning on this last day of Daylight Saving Time with readings generally in the 50s.  After yesterday's very pleasant 73 degree high at Reagan National - making for the warmest day in over two weeks - today will be almost as warm with projected highs in the mid to upper 60s.  As the cold front that brought the blustery morning rains on Friday now tracks well to the southeast, we can look forward to a mostly sunny Saturday with just a slight chance of afternoon sprinkles. 

As we awake tomorrow however, with the sun rising at 6:38 AM, EST, the arrival of high pressure and chilly northwesterly winds will remind us that summer is truly and completely gone!  Even with plenty of sunshine, Sunday will top out only in the lower 50s with the gusty winds making it feel even colder.  And with dew points dropping into the 30s and 20s, the lack of moisture in the air will make the chill all that more apparent.  Keep the heavier jacket handy for Sunday night when the mercury plummets into the low 30s - DC could get its first freeze of the season - and again on Monday when the highs will struggle to reach 50.  Milder air returns at midweek with highs on Wednesday and Thursday rising to the mid to upper 60s.  Enjoy the extra hour of sleep tonight as you Fall Back to Standard Time!

NOTE: A partial solar eclipse will be visible early tomorrow morning as the moon will obscure almost half of the sun for up to 45 minutes.  If the skies are clear, you can beginning watching at sunrise at 6:38 AM.  Look toward the horizon and remember not to stare!  Eye damage is possible, so use a pinhole camera or welder's glasses.

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