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

Forecast: Sun returns today with a breeze, but turning cooler through early next week

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

 
Rain and rumbles move out early a.m., leaving us with a comfy (if breezy) springlike day.
 
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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Morning showers possible, then clearing and breezy. Near 60 to mid-60s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy. Mid-30s to near 40. | Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Near 50 to mid-50s. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Today’s sort of the reverse of yesterday, where any rain or clouds should be around early with nicer conditions as the day wears on. It’s going to be breezy though as the storm which caused all the tornadoes to the west yesterday shoots away, leaving a temporarily more wintry (you might not notice it with today’s temperatures) pattern its wake.

Snow Potential Index: 2 (↑) - More than one model aboard some potential for flakes Sun/Mon. Could be too warm even if we get precip though.
 
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Today (Saturday): Any remnant showers should be out of here around sunrise or in the hours after sunrise. It‘ll take a little longer to get rid of clouds, but they should also break by late morning or so. Midday into afternoon could be fairly sunny, though with cooler air aloft one can never rule out some more clouds bubbling up. A west and northwest wind blows around 10-15 mph with gusts to 30 or so. But with highs near 60 to the mid-60s, there won’t be much complaining to do. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: The front that passes this morning gets somewhat hung up near the coast as another low pressure tries to form along it. That may get clouds on the increase again as early as evening, but more into the night, especially from D.C. and sout or east. Lows range from the mid-30s to near 40. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through the beginning of next week...

Tomorrow (Sunday): The wave of low pressure offshore moves away, and precipitation probably doesn’t get too close but we may need to watch it. Another little upper-level system moves toward us with probably not much more than some potential clouds late in the day. So, overall, partly cloudy. Highs are right around 50. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: It’s mostly cloudy and kind of chilly (or a reminder that it can be chilly sometimes). I want to totally rule out a shower or snowflake chance but it’s hard to do that still, but anything would likely barely be worth mentioning. Lows range from near 30 to the mid-30s. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Depending on the speed of the small impulse moving by, we may still run a risk of a shower or snowflake into Monday. There is still a chance this system could come together a little better and threaten a more general period of light rain or light snow (don’t get excited snow lovers!). If not, we’re looking at partly sunny skies and highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s. They could be tempered a bit, think mid-to-upper 40s in a “more precip” scenario. Confidence: Medium

After another “cold” night, with perhaps even a freeze into D.C. as lows reach the mid-20s to low 30s, this looks like a winner of a weather day on Tuesday. That is, as long as you don’t mind it still being a little cool (you shouldn’t, we’ve got lots of warmth ahead). Mostly sunny skies mix nicely with temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50. Confidence: Medium

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