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Pleasant Monday with highs in the 80s. Here's what to expect this week

Coolest air of the season is on the way this week.

WASHINGTON — We've got a nice start to the week, with warm temperatures in the 70s to near 80 degrees. Outdoor plans are safe Monday through Tuesday morning. A cold front brings big weather changes midweek. 

Quick Forecast:
Monday: Partly cloudy and very nice. High: 80.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 65.
Tuesday: Isolated afternoon showers. High: 80.

Forecast Discussion:

We'll have a pleasant start to the week, with highs around 80 degrees Monday and Tuesday. Monday is rain-free with partly cloudy skies.

You will notice clouds on the increase Tuesday and a few showers mainly Tuesday evening and at night.  

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Detailed Forecast:
Monday: Partly cloudy and very nice. Highs: 78-81. Winds: E 5-15.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows: 58-66. Winds E 5-10.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and mild, with isolated showers in the afternoon and evening. Highs: 78-81. Winds: E 10-15.

Long Range Forecast: 

Active weather returns as fall arrives Wednesday, September 22, at 3:21 p.m. Showers will be around for most of Wednesday, especially in the afternoon. Our first full day of fall, Thursday will be rather cool with highs only in the low to mid-70s with more showers and some downpours.

Cooler nights and mornings will make it feel like fall behind this cold front. Overnight lows will drop to the upper 40s and 50s in most areas. We dry out Friday with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.

Wednesday: Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Highs: 77-80.
Thursday: Showers and few storms. Highs: 69-74.
Friday: Skies clearing to a sunny day, breezy and cooler. Highs: 69-73.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs: 70s.

Credit: WUSA 9
7 day forecast
Credit: WUSA 9
10 day temperatures

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