ABC7’S BRIAN van de GRAAFF:
Sunny, but cool fall weather on tap to end the work week with a freeze possible in western suburbs…
A weak cold front will move through the area with little fanfare aside from some clouds in the morning. Behind the front, we will see plenty of sun but the wind will pick up and sustain the cooler weather across the region. In fact, the coldest air of the early season will arrive tonight. Under a starry sky, temperatures will dip into the low-mid 30s in the metro area with 20s expected in the northern and western suburbs. That's why the National Weather Service has posted a Freeze Watch for late Friday Night into early Saturday for communities north and west of Washington, D.C., including Montgomery, MD, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun, VA.
Despite the chilly start on Saturday, we will see abundant sunshine thanks to high pressure overhead. Temperatures will recover into the low 60s by afternoon. As the high pressure cell slides eastward, our winds will become southerly, bringing milder air into the region for the second half of the weekend. Highs should be in the 70s by Sunday afternoon. The mild weather will continue into Monday although an approaching cold front will bring the chance of a few needed showers.
Have a great weekend and go Nats! (Check out Adam Caskey’s hour by hour outlook for tonight’s game, HERE!)