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Coldest Air in Months!

October 4, 2014 - 05:11 PM
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Hopefully you know where the sweatshirts and jackets are because you'll want them tonight and tomorrow!   After a gusty Saturday, winds will diminish overnight and, with clear skies, lows will tumble!   Check out these forecast lows for tonight.

The majority of the viewing area will remain above freezing; however, far western MD and the eastern panhandle of WV may see subfreezing temperatures.  Freeze warnings are in effect for these locations. 

We're not the only ones dealing with the big chill.  Look how many counties are under frost and freeze warnings and advisories across the Midwest.

The forecast low for Reagan National is 45°.  The last time the temperature fell below 50° at Reagan was on May 19th! 

After a cold start tomorrow morning, highs will only reach the upper 50s to low 60s!  Keep in mind, our average high this time of year is 72°.  The last time D.C. had a high of 62° was back on May 29th. 

Even though it will be quite chilly, we are not expecting to break any record low temperatures in the city.  The record low at Reagan is 37° set back in 1948.  The record low at Dulles is 32° from 1970 and 35° is the record low at BWI. 

Regardless, you'll want to bundle up tomorrow morning and you'll likely want the sweater or jacket throughout the day!  Here's to fall and the first weekend of October!

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Nationals Game 1 and Game 2 weather forecast

October 2, 2014 - 02:32 PM
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With the Giants taking care of the Pirates last night, times have been decided for the Nationals first two home games. The first game is Friday at 3:07pm. Here in the weather center, we have been keeping a close eye on the forecast as a strong area of low pressure and associated cold front begins to take shape over the central part of the country. Luckily though, the forecast is still looking rather nice at this time.

Nationals Game 1 weather forecast

Friday looks to start much like the past few days, with morning fog and some sunshine by Noon. For the start of the game, expect comfortable temperatures in the mid 70s under partly sunny skies. Clouds may begin to stream in ahead of the cold front late in the game but conditions will still be comfortable and dry with temperatures falling into the lower 70s towards the end of the game. It may even be a little breezy at times with winds out of the southeast around 10 mph.

The frontal boundary should pass through the area Friday night into Saturday morning. At this point we think rain will become more likely closer to bedtime and continue to be possible through the predawn hours. Rainfall amounts around a quarter of an inch will be possible.

Nationals Game 2 weather forecast

Behind the cold front, Saturday will feature cooler temperatures and breezy winds. The game Saturday isn't until 5:37pm, so hopefully the winds will diminish some, but temperatures will be chilly regardless, starting in the mid 60s. By the middle of the game temperatures should be around 60 degrees and are expected to fall into the 50s by the end. Be sure to wear something warm! I'll tell you one thing, I am super excited to once again be experiencing baseball in October in D.C.  Go Nationals!

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