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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/03/2013

D.C. area forecast: Seasonable winter chill and sunny skies today last through weekend

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Plenty of sun and calm. Highs 38-42. | Tonight: Clear with light breezes. Lows 22-28. | Tomorrow: Sunny and breezy. Highs 40-44. | 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


I know it is January and it is supposed to be cold but it does not mean I have to like it. Wake me when it is March. 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: 1 (→) - Sunny skies do not bode well for snow lovers over the next week. Get the SPI on Twitter | Discuss on Facebook

FORECAST IN DETAIL


Wintertime temperatures are in place for the next 5 days for a change. However, the sunshine is in full control, so snow lovers will have to make plans for their favorite ski resort. The dry weather should aid all those weekend errands and make for a good evening for the big Redskins game on Sunday.

Today (Thursday): The brisk morning struggles to gain much warmth despite the non-stop sunshine. Light winds help to keep it from being too painful. Highs do no better than upper 30s to lower 40s. Confidence: High

Tonight: High pressure keeps the stars in full view but also allows for a good chill down. Lows drop to the low-to-mid 20s even downtown. Confidence: High

For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock. Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...

Tomorrow (Friday): Sunny skies are still on the menu but there is a bit more wind in the mix, out of the west as 10-15 mph, which thwarts the slightly higher temperatures from feeling any better. Highs are mainly in the lower 40s. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Clear skies remain unchallenged. Great for stargazing if you aren’t shivering too hard. Lows hold in the mid-to-upper 20s. Confidence: High

A LOOK AHEAD

Saturday is yet another in a string of sunny (boring) days. I know I shouldn’t press my luck, but not much to talk about. Highs should be in the low-to-mid 40s. The overnight remains mostly clear. Lows drop to the mid-20s burbs to near 30 downtown. Confidence: High

Sunday should actually havea few clouds for a change but chances of anything falling out of them is close to nil. The sun should still be sneaking through with some regularity. Highs are mainly lower 40s. Temperatures only slowly drop off in the evening, at least keeping Fed Ex Field above freezing for the big game. Lows end up in the mid-20s outside the beltway to lower 30s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

Monday is back to sunshine as usual but still a chilly day. Highs should crest in the lower 40s. Confidence: Medium-High

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