Today’s Daily Digit

A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 1 to 10.

Still on the cool side, but less breeziness sets the stage for a pretty nice afternoon.

Express Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, still cool. Highs: Upper 50s to near 60.

Tonight: Clear and chilly. Lows: Mid-30s to low 40s.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs: Near 60 to mid-60s.


Temperature Map

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map. See interactive map on our Weather Wall.

High pressure holds sway over much of the eastern United States for the first half of this week.  Cool but moderating sunny days, and clear chilled nights are the name of the game going into the first half of this week.  By midweek a developing storm system in the Midwest begins to take over, and Halloween might have some tricks up its sleeve when it comes to the next cold front.  It should be for the better at first, bringing milder air into the region much of the coming work week.

Today (Sunday): Expect plenty of cast-aside sleeves and sweaters along the route of the Marine Corps Marathon as it starts off in the low-to-mid 40s but warm toward 50 probably by 10 or 11 a.m.  With clearing skies during the day, temperatures rise along with the sun.  Gusty winds should relax some as well, adding to a pleasant fall afternoon, with high temperatures in the upper 50s to around 60. Confidence: High

Tonight: With the clear skies come the cool nights, and we’ve got another one of those on tap.  Calm winds don’t do much to slow the loss of heat and some of the outer ‘burbs could again wake up to a little frost on cars.  For most of us, expect overnight lows from the mid-30s to the lower 40s. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Monday): Still lookin’ good as we start out the new workweek.  A few clouds may pass by overhead thanks to the slightest upper-level impulse, but mostly sunny is still the story of the day.  Light winds turning around from the southwest help drive the mercury up a degree or two, though we’re still a smidge on the cool side, with highs getting into the lower 60s most places. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Offshore high pressure may be enough to send some low clouds our way before a reinforcing shot moves in from Canada toward morning.  But, it doesn’t look particularly strong, so the overnight still looks at least partly clear.  This setup could bring about some fog or mist as well, but right now it still looks a bit too dry.  Overnight temperatures are moderated a bit by the clouds though, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s. Confidence: Medium


Continental high pressure regains control on Tuesday bringing with it a sparkling autumn day.  Skies are mostly sunny throughout, and temperatures reach the low 60s.  Overnight, our high begins to be shoved out by a developing storm system across the Plains.  Skies turn partly-to-mostly cloudy, and there’s a very slight chance for a shower by morning probably mainly well to the west.  Expect lows in the 40s. Confidence: Medium

On Wednesday, a warm front holds our fate in its hands.  It looks like it moves well to the north of us, keeping most of the precipitation up into Pennsylvania, and leaving our area with a partly sunny and milder day. If that’s the case, temperatures reaching the mid-to-upper 60s are a good bet.  If the front gets pushed further south, though, we could see considerable cloudiness with a few showers instead along with cooler temps.  Lucky for us, the former is the more likely scenario right now since this looks like quite the strong storm shaping up out west. Confidence: Low-Medium