WASHINGTON — While Fall officially begins Monday, September 23rd, the overall pattern will be a dry and war one into the beginning of October.

While we could use some rain, the rest of the week looks sunny and dry. Gorgeous weather sticks around though Friday ahead of a dry and unseasonably warm weekend.

QUICK FORECAST 
Thursday: Mostly sunny and gorgeous. High: 75.
Thursday Night: Clear & comfortably cool. Low: 56.
Friday: Mostly sunny and a bit warmer, but still nice. High: 82.

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FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Sunshine prevails Thursday with temperatures climbing into the mid 70s. Friday turns warmer with highs around 80. It will be a great evening Friday for football and date nights!

While the sunshine may be nice, we really need some rain. This month we've only had just over a tenth of an inch of rain.

September rainfall update as of 9-19-19
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DETAILED FORECAST:
Thursday: Mostly sunny and gorgeous. Highs: 72 - 77. Winds: NE to ESE - 10.
Thursday Night: Clear & chilly. Lows: 46 - 56. Winds: Light.
Friday: Mostly sunny and a bit warmer, but still nice. Highs: 78 - 83. Winds: SW - 10.

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EXTENDED FORECAST
Hotter temperatures return into the weekend, but the pattern stays dry with low humidity. Highs this weekend will be in the mid to upper 80s. Morning lows Saturday will be in the 50s to low 60s, and everyone starts in the 60s Sunday. The next possibility of some showers/storms will be Monday afternoon through Tuesday early morning.

Weekend Forecast
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Saturday: Mostly sunny and even warmer but not humid. Highs: Mid 80s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and unseasonably warm. Highs: Mid to upper 80s.|
Monday: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy with isolated PM showers/storms. Highs: Mid to upper 80s.


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