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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/29/2012

Forecast: Weekend closes on a warmer, sunnier note

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Increasing sun, warmer. Upper 60s. | Tonight: Partly cloudy, cool. 38-45. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy. 60s. | 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


Increasing sun and highs 10+ degrees warmer than yesterday. Not bad after Saturday’s cool and gray. Get the Digit on Twitter| Discuss on Facebook

FORECAST IN DETAIL


We’re in for a marked improvement today, as far as the weather is concerned, over yesterday’s cool and mostly gray conditions. Any showers exit early and the sun prevails by afternoon. Clouds try to make a comeback tomorrow, before a warm front ushers in some serious midweek warmth, along with the potential for showers and thunderstorms.

Today (Sunday): High pressure begins to nose back into the region and that means a great deal of improvement over yesterday. After the last of any early-morning showers exit, likely by the time you wake up or finish your coffee, skies begin to gradually clear. By the time afternoon rolls around, we’re looking at mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Skies stay mostly clear through evening, but may turn partly cloudy overnight as winds turn to come out of the east/northeast. Could see some isolated fog toward morning as well. Lows are on the cool side, ranging from the upper 30s in the coolest spots outside the Beltway, to as high as the mid-40s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Monday): For tomorrow, a continued easterly component to the wind makes the forecast a little tricky. A warm front tries to move toward us from the south, but high pressure off the coast tries to hold it back. The upshot is probably partly to mostly cloudy skies, maybe a sprinkle, and highs in the 60s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Tomorrow night: The warm front has moved through by this point, which combined with mostly cloudy skies gives us a mild night with lows in the 50s. Breezes from the south bring increasingly moist air and a 30% chance of showers overnight. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Tuesday through Wednesday looks mild and quite unsettled. Highs climb to at least the mid-70s on Tuesday, with mid-80s possible Wednesday. The warm, moist air likely leads to occasional showers and thunderstorms. Tuesday night lows are mild, too, in the upper 50s to low 60s.. Confidence: Low-Medium

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