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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/25/2012

Forecast: Shower chances linger today before sun makes a major comeback tomorrow

Today's Daily Digit
 
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day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

 
A little drier than yesterday. A little warmer too. Still not the sunny, shower-free Sunday many might have hoped for.
 
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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. Mid-to-upper 60s. | Tonight: Chance of evening shower or two, then clearing skies. Upper 40s to low 50s. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny & breezy. Mid-to-upper 60s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

We get all this great weather during the week, then get a bummer of a weekend. It’s not fair I tell ya. At least today’s showers should be fewer than yesterday, even if skies are just as cloudy. Once we get past today though, sunshine makes a triumphant return tomorrow, and it’s fairly pleasant into midweek. The biggest difference from last week? Temperatures start the work week closer to normal, especially Tuesday which looks to be our coolest day in quite some time, before we warm up on Wednesday ahead our next chance of showers.

Today (Sunday): Showers aren’t as numerous as today and the heaviest are likely to aim at spots south and west of the D.C. area. But everyone still stands a chance of seeing an occasional shower come their way through the course of the day, with an overall 50% chance that any given location gets wet at some point. Mostly cloudy skies prevail and even when it’s not raining it might be misting. Highs should be held to the mid-to-upper 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: After the chance of a lingering evening shower or two, rain chances fade as winds from the north/northwest usher in drier and cooler air. Skies clear toward morning and temperatures take a bit of a dip. Lows bottom in the upper 40s to low 50s - still well above average, but the coolest we’ve seen in about a week. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through midweek...

Tomorrow (Monday): We’re back into mostly sunny skies to begin the new work week. Temperatures are still on the mild side with highs rising to the mid-to-upper 60s. But winds from the northwest at 15-25 mph with gusts near 35 mph have a bit of that March bite we’ve been missing. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Skies continue mostly clear as a strong area of high pressure over southern Canada supplies us with a reinforcing shot of cold air, even as winds diminish. You’ll feel the chill in the air too, with evening temperatures falling through the 50s, and overnight lows ranging from the mid-30s downtown to near 30 in the coldest suburbs! Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

On Tuesday an area of high pressure develops closer to home, leaving us with a pretty nice day even if cooler than we’re used to. Morning temperatures climb through the chilly 30s and 40s. And for a change, highs in the upper 50s to low 60s aren’t too far from the seasonal norm. Mostly sunny skies and light winds still make for a rather enjoyable day, especially as we warm up in the afternoon. Partly cloudy Tuesday night with lows near 40. Confidence: Medium-High

Another cold front begins to move in later on Wednesday. But before it gets here, we’ll get a glimpse of the warmth we’ve become accustomed to. Highs should reach the upper 60s to mid-70s despite increasing clouds and a chance of showers by afternoon or evening. Confidence: Medium

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