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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/06/2013

D.C. area forecast: Nicest day of the work week today; late-week wintry mix?

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mostly sunny. Mid-to-upper 40s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. Mid-20s to near 30. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy. Near 40 to low 40s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

TODAY'S DAILY DIGIT

A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10


Looks like the pick of the work week as 40s and sun offer a break from the winter blues. Get the Digit on Twitter Discuss on Facebook

SNOW POTENTIAL INDEX

A daily assessment of the potential for *accumulating* snow for the next week on a 0-10 scale. More info


SPI: 4 (→) Maybe a few flakes early Friday before any precip changes to rain. That’s about it for the next 7 days. Get the SPI on Twitter | Discuss on Facebook

FORECAST IN DETAIL


It seems the seemingly endless supply of flurry or dusting-producing clippers has indeed come to an end. To mark the occasion, we get to enjoy one day of soul-warming sun today before clouds increase again tomorrow. Thursday night into Friday brings the threat of some mixed precipitation, and then the atmosphere calms down again for the weekend, when highs could flirt with 50 by Sunday.

Today (Wednesday): Yesterday’s warmer temperatures were still chilled by mostly cloudy skies. Not so today, as mostly sunny skies help lift highs to the mid-to-upper 40s with just a bit of a breeze from the northwest. Confidence: High

Tonight: Have you noticed sunset trending later? The sun doesn’t disappear below the horizon until 5:35 p.m. this evening in D.C. As it does, temperatures fall off toward overnight lows mainly in the mid-20s to near 30 under partly cloudy skies. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Thursday): An onshore flow keeps us partly to mostly cloudy, which in turn puts a stop to our warming trend. Highs probably top out from near 40 to the low 40s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Skies become mostly cloudy and depending on the track of a storm system approaching from the south, we could see a wintry mix develop overnight or toward morning as lows bottom in the upper 20s to mid-30s. Confidence: Low-Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Low pressure riding up the coast on Friday means the potential for some mixed precipitation changing to rain, that is unless the storm misses us to the east, with highs likely in the 40s. Clearing and turning breezy Friday night with lows in the mid-20s to low 30s. Confidence: Low

A breezy chill behind the Thursday night-Friday system gets the weekend off to a cold but sunny start with Saturday highs in in the low-to-mid 40s. After Saturday night lows in the mid-20s to low 30s, Sunday may see increasing clouds later in the day, but early sun should be enough to bump highs to the upper 40s to low 50s. Confidence: Medium-High

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