10 p.m. update: Rain showers tomorrow (Tuesday) should be most concentrated in the morning. During the afternoon, we may see some sun, and temperatures may spike to 55-60!

Today’s Daily Digit
 
A somewhat subjective rating of the
day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

 
Still chilly, but nothing unmanageable. Rain waits ’til night.
 
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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Becoming cloudy. 39-43. | Tonight: Chance of light rain, mainly late. 34-38. | Tomorrow: A few showers. 50-55. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Winter weather will make an honest effort to stick around this week but slowly loosens its grip. Today, the weather’s seasonably cold, but winds from the south usher in a milder Tuesday along with a few showers. A cold front knocks temperatures back down for Wednesday and Thursday, but milder air makes an eventual push to end the week.

””Snow Potential Index: 1 (→) - Maybe some flurries late Thurs. Advice for snow lovers: head to Valdez, Alaska.
 
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Today (Monday): We awaken to some sunshine, but, steadily, cloud cover increases during the day. Although winds gradually become out of a southerly direction, the clouds and a sufficient amount of stale cold air make it a struggle to get much above 40. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Skies are cloudy and a few showers likely develop after 7 or 8 p.m., especially north and west of DC. Scattered showers remain in the picture overnight, with the heaviest amounts to the north and northwest . In western Loudoun and Frederick counties, the rain may mix with some sleet briefly. Overnight lows range from the mid-to-upper 30s. Chance of precipitation is 50-70% (south to north). Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Scattered rain showers are a possibility (40-50% chance) , but don’t look to be steady or particularly heavy. There may well be extended dry periods and even some breaks in the cloud deck, with highs 50-55. They may go a bit a higher if we get some sun. Winds are from the south at 10-15 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: For a good part of the night, it’s breezy and mild, with a modest (30-40%) chance of a few showers when the cold front punches through the region. Temperatures do finally drop into the low-mid 30s after the frontal passage late at night. Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

Wednesday is sunny, but blustery and cold. Temperatures hold close to steady with highs from the mid-30s to around 40. Winds relax some Wednesday night, with lows from the upper teens in the colder suburbs to the mid-20s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

Another cold front moves through Thursday, but this one is weaker and most of its energy is to our north. We could (20% chance) sneak in a snow flurry late but probably not. Clouds increase during the day with highs near 40. Gradual clearing late Thursday night with lows in the 20s to near 30. Confidence: Medium

High pressure plops itself over the region Friday, bringing sunny skies and seasonable temperatures, with highs in the low 40s. Clouds may increase a bit Friday night, with lows from the mid-20s to low 30s. Confidence: Medium

On Saturday, a weak area of low pressure could swing through the region, bringing mainly rain showers. However, some residual cold air might allow for a period of wintry precipitation at the onset if this scenario materializes. By afternoon, temperatures probably rise into the 40s and any precipitation winds down by evening. Partial clearing Saturday night with lows 32-40. Confidence: Low

Sunday is probably dry and milder, with highs working their way up towards 50 or even into the 50s. Confidence: Low-Medium