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Weekend Weather: Cooler Temperatures Coming Sunday

National Weather Service predicts area will see highs in the 50s on Sunday.

The weekend weather for the Columbus Day holiday weekend is a real mixed bag — Friday temperatures will reach into the low 80s — but come Sunday, Northern Virginia temperatures won't get any higher than the 50s, according to the National Weather Service.

The Friday forecast is for sunny weather with a high of 83 degrees. The skies begin to get cloudy and temperatures begin to cool off on Saturday with a 20 percent chance of rain and highs reaching 77 degrees, according to NWS.

On Sunday, Northern Virginia will see a 60 percent chance of showers and highs only reaching 56 degrees.

On the holiday, Columbus Day on Monday, the area can expect "mostly sunny skies," according to the weather service, with highs reaching 63 degrees.

The average temperature for this time of the year is about 72 degrees.

Sally Spangler October 06, 2012 at 03:19 PM
US Weather Bureau forecast for the Lorton, Fort Belvoir Area: TODAY: Thru Tuesday Cloudy early, then becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph. Tonight A chance of showers after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 49. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Sunday Rain. High near 50. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 39. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight. Columbus Day Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 62.
Sally Spangler October 06, 2012 at 03:23 PM
If you have falll planting to do, DO it today! Rain predicted for all day tomorrow. Use this to find Lorton's weather: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Lorton&state=VA&site=LWX&textField1=38.7007&textField2=-77.2408&e=0 I have the page "bookmarked" Wonderful thing. Pansies to go into the ground this afternoon! Sally

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