Weather from NBC Storm Team 4 — Updated 8:32 p.m. Oct. 8, 2015
What a glorious weather day Thursday…but there will be a minor bump in the road ahead for Friday.
The high pressure cell that provided the fantastic weather recently is slowly sliding off the northeast U.S. coastline. The will still be a pleasant night with a partly cloudy sky and comfortable temperatures. A light southerly breeze and additional cloud cover will lead to warmer temperatures than Wednesday night with lows in the lower 60s in DC with 50s in suburbs. As high pressure exits and a low pressure center marches in from the Great Lakes, any sunshine will fade behind clouds Friday morning. It will be dry through the morning and temperatures will zoom into the 70s to near 80 degrees by lunchtime. It will even feel a bit on the humid side. However, the low pressure center will swing a cold front into the area Friday afternoon, leading to rain showers, especially after about 3 p.m. in D.C. It’s even possible a few communities see a thunderstorm late Friday. Showers are expected to continue into the early tomorrow night as the cold front traverses the area. Once the front clears the area, drier and cooler air will arrive on northerly winds after midnight, allowing the showers to diminish from northwest to southeast. This will set the stage for pleasant weather Saturday as the clouds break for sunshine. It will be a cooler day, however, in the wake of the cold front with highs only in the middle to upper 60s along with a refreshing fall breeze. As high pressure–the source of the delightful air mass–settles into the Mid-Atlantic Sunday, there will be abundant sunshine with highs near 70 degrees. The fabulous fall weather will continue into the start of the new work week with moderating temperatures.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, comfortable
Lows: 50s to low 60s
Winds: 408 mph
FRIDAY: Increasing clouds – maybe a touch humid. Warm with afternoon scattered showers, isolated storm after 3 p.m.
Highs: Around 80
SATURDAY: Clouds giving way to some sunshine. Cooler but pleasant.
Highs: Mid to upper 60s
SUNDAY: Perfect weather. Sunny and mild.
Highs: Around 70
MONDAY: Sunshine with warming temps
Highs: Lower to mid 70s
Highs/Lows Wednesday: 78/58
Normal Highs/Lows: 71/54
Record Highs and Lows DCA Wednesday: 95 (1941) | 34 (1917)
Record Highs and Lows DCA Thursday: 91 (2007) | 36 (1964)