Today’s Daily Digit

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

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AM fog/clouds get the day off to a gray start. But partly sunny PM 70s help make up for it.

Express Forecast

Today: Becoming partly sunny. Highs: Mid-70s.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows: Upper 50s to low 60s.

Tomorrow: Becoming partly sunny. Highs: Mid-70s (yes, same forecast as for today).

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Gray mornings followed by partly sunny afternoons are the story today and tomorrow before a cold front approaches on Friday. Showers are a good bet to accompany the front, which means we’ll have to watch the front’s timing with respect to Friday’s ball games in D.C. and Baltimore. Saturday could start with lingering showers, but the balance of the weekend should be dry and cool with highs struggling to reach 70.


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Today (Wednesday): A lingering upper-level disturbance doesn’t allow us to completely clear out today. But after some early-to-mid morning fog and perhaps patchy drizzle, skies should turn partly sunny by late morning or early afternoon, helping highs to the mid-70s. Light winds from the northeast keep the air slightly humid. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Partly cloudy evening skies may give way to more fog developing overnight. Most spots see lows bottom in the upper 50s to low 60s with light or calm winds. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Thursday): Much like today, that fog may remain a factor into mid-morning, before skies turn partly sunny again by late morning or early afternoon. Temperatures are about the same as well, as highs make a return visit to the mid-70s with light winds from the east. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Winds turn more from the southeast, ahead of a cold front approaching from the Midwest. No big changes locally, though, with partly to mostly cloudy skies and lows near 60 to the low 60s. Confidence: Medium-High


World War II Memorial sunset (Joe Flood via Flickr)

A LOOK AHEAD

Friday is a big baseball day for the D.C.-Baltimore area, and the weather does bear watching as an approaching cold front threatens increasing clouds, showers, and perhaps a thunderstorm with highs in the mid-70s. As of now, it’s possible the best chance of rain holds off until late afternoon or evening, but it’s too early to say for sure. Hopefully we can fine tune this forecast into something more useful as we get closer. Showers with a bit of thunder remain possible Friday night with lows near 60. Confidence: Low-Medium

Showers may still be in the picture Saturday morning depending on the timing of the front. By afternoon we should be dry, but breezy and cool with highs in the upper 60s to near 70. Cooler air continues to push in Saturday night, sending lows in many spots down into the 40s, followed by a sunny Sunday with lighter winds and highs in the 60s. Confidence: Medium