D.C. area forecast: Still spectacular for Sunday; cloudier Monday, with showers?

Today’s Daily Digit

A somewhat subjective rating of the days weather, on a scale of 1 to 10.

10
You’d have to try awfully hard to find anything wrong with this weather, so I’m not going to.

Express Forecast

Today: Mostly to partly sunny and mild. Upper 60s to low 70s.

Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy. Upper 40s to mid-50s.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers. Mid-60s to low 70s.

FORECAST IN DETAIL

If some is good, more has to be better, right?  I think so, and we’ll be getting much more of the same today.  Beautiful springtime sun and seasonable warmth provide an encore performance for our Sunday. Clouds look to be more prevalent tomorrow and possibly Tuesday as a couple different storm systems probably fail to make direct hits, but do threaten at least a chance for some nuisance showers. How about temperatures? They remain mostly steady to start the work week before heading higher again.

Today (Sunday): You’d think it’d be hard to beat yesterday’s near spring perfection.  But, we just might do it today.  That occasionally gusty breeze from yesterday slackens, and we get to keep all the other good stuff. Skies are mostly to partly sunny and temperatures stay right in the comfort wheelhouse, with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: High

Tonight: Clouds increase as a disturbance moves closer from the southwest.  A stray shower isn’t out of the question toward dawn, mainly south and southwest of D.C. and only a 20% chance at that.  Most stay dry as skies become mostly cloudy and overnight lows dip to the upper 40s to mid-50s (suburbs to city). Confidence: High

Does this blissful weather stick around?  Keep reading for the forecast through midweek…

Tomorrow (Monday): A weak storm system passing to our south may be enough to through a few showers our way. Odds are the bulk of the rain stays to our south, but with a 30% chance that a rainier scenario plays out.  Skies stay mostly cloudy through the day. But highs should still reach the upper 60s to low 70s on the strength of a 10-15 mph breeze from the south, except maybe only mid-60s if the rainier scenario comes to fruition. Confidence: Low-Medium

Tomorrow night: There’s still a 20-30% chance for some showers during the evening and overnight. We may have to increase rain chances if the storm off the coast interacts with a larger system to our northwest, though that’s a less likely outcome at this point. Otherwise, we’ll call for mostly cloudy skies with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

A weak cold front approaches from the northwest Tuesday, but it should stay far enough away to keep most of us dry, with just a 20% chance of a late-day shower in the far western and northwestern suburbs. Warmer air continues to pump into the region and highs should reach at least the mid-70s under partly sunny skies. The front edges closer overnight, but has a hard time getting moisture over the mountains.  We’ll stay mostly cloudy with a 20-30% chance of a shower or two and lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. Confidence: Medium

Wednesday sees partly sunny skies and an even warmer flow ahead of a stronger area of low pressure developing across the Plains.  Temperatures warm nicely to highs near or past 80. Some afternoon showers or storms could pop up out west in the mountains, but it’s looking dry for the metro area. Confidence: Medium

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