Tuesday’s Temperature Will Soar to Near 80 Degrees

Average highs this time of year are in the mid-60s

Joshua Lurie

Tuesday will offer a touch of summer in the air, as the temperature is expected to soar to near 80 degrees by mid- to late afternoon.

Average highs this time of year are in the mid-60s.

A southerly breeze will bring in the warmth and keep it warmer than average into Tuesday evening, said Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Tom Kierein.

That's a big difference from Monday, which had frost in the mornning. Winter won that day -- but summer will win Tuesday.

However, we still won't break a 95-year-old record for the high temperature on Oct. 28. That was set back in 1919, when the temp reached 87 degrees.

But Kierein said a big change is coming Wednesday, with weather turning much cooler again, so enjoy this weather while it lasts.


Do you have plans to get outside at lunch to enjoy the warm weather? Tweet us a photo @nbcwashington, using the hashtag #flipflopfall. On Instagram, just use the hashtag #flipflopfall.

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