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D.C. area forecast: Mild and moist Monday, drying out Tuesday, cooler through late week


Today: AM fog, then mostly cloudy. 65-69. | Tonight: Showers likely. 44-49. | Tomorrow: AM showers, then mostly sunny. Low 50s. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


Today (Monday): We awaken to low clouds and fog in many spots. It may take several hours for skies to brighten - probably until winds from the south kick in at around 10-15 mph to mix up the air a bit. During the afternoon, we may see brief intervals of sunshine, with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: We completely cloud over and rain showers develop after around 10 p.m. It’s mild until late at night when the cold front sweeps through, knocking temperatures into the mid-to-upper 40s by morning. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Rain showers may linger through around 10 a.m., especially along and east of I-95. By the afternoon, every should be turning mostly sunny, but it’s quite brisk. Temperatures are about steady into the mid-afternoon, with highs near 50. Then they fall back into the 40s before dark. Winds are from the north at 10-15 mph with some higher gusts. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear and quite cold. Lows range from 29-35 (suburbs-city) with a little added chill provided by the breeze from the north at 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High


A very quiet stretch of weather Wednesday through Sunday from this vantage point. Wednesday is the coldest of the bunch, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. From Thursday through the end of the weekend, highs are mainly in the low-mid 50s, with overnight lows 29-33 in the colder suburbs to the upper 30s downtown. Sky conditions are generally partly cloudy. Confidence: Medium

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.


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