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Today: Mostly sunny. Upper 60s. | Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. 25% chance of showers late. Mid-40s to low 50s. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy & cooler. 30% chance of showers. Mid-50s to near 60. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail
Yesterday marked our eighth consecutive day with no precipitation at Reagan National Airport. That’s the longest such streak at National since the eight days spanning July 26-Aug. 2. If we avoid any rain through midnight tonight, which we very well may, although we do see a chance of showers later tonight and tomorrow, then we’ll extend the streak to nine days - the longest since the nine-day dry stretch from Feb. 11-19. What about temperatures? We’re mild again today, then colder and increasingly windy Thursday and Friday, before a warmer and mostly sunny weekend.
Today (Wednesday): Our streak of excellent weather keeps keepin’ on today as high pressure fends off a low-pressure system and associated cold front approaching from the Midwest. Any patchy early-morning fog gives way to mostly sunny skies and light breezes from the south/southeast, making for a delightful day with highs aiming for the upper 60s. Confidence: High
Tonight: Skies turn partly to mostly cloudy as the front moves closer. Odds are we stay dry through evening, before a 25% chance of mainly light showers enters the picture overnight. Lows are milder than recent nights, in the mid-40s to low 50s. Confidence: Medium
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Tomorrow (Thursday): The cold front passes through, but only increases shower chances to around 30% since it won’t have a ton of moisture to work with. It’s a cooler day as mostly cloudy skies likely hold highs to the mid-50s to near 60, and 10-20 mph breezes from the northwest make it feel colder than that. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow night: An upper-level area of low pressure, swinging through behind the cold front, means a continued 30% chance of evening showers, followed by clearing skies overnight. Winds from the northwest and west may gust around 20-30 mph. By morning, lows are back to where we’d expect them this time of year - in the 30s (suburbs) to near 40 (downtown). Confidence: Medium
For Friday (Veterans Day), we’re looking at a mostly sunny but rather windy day - I’m thinking 15-25 mph with gusts to near 35 mph. Temperatures continue their cooling trend with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. And of course, the wind will make the air feel several degrees colder than actual. Breezes start to subside Friday night as lows sink back to the 30s. Confidence: Medium-High
We’ll be singing Mother Nature’s praises once again this weekend. Mostly sunny skies and light breezes from the southwest and south mean a warming trend, with highs shooting for near 60 on Saturday and the mid-to-upper 60s Sunday. Upper 30s to low 40s should do it for Saturday night lows. Enjoy! Confidence: Medium-High