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

6/10: Maybe a little chilly, cloudy and damp to start, but a good-looking, milder afternoon.

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Chance of morning showers, then decreasing clouds. Highs: 55-60
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows: 31-38.
Tomorrow: Increasing clouds, showers late. Highs: 50-55.

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Radar loop over the past two hours. Refresh page to update.

I’m stopping short of advertising a beautiful, warm week but, compared to previous weeks, it’s a step in the right direction. We’re keeping snow out of the forecast, for now at least, and our chilliest days should be milder than last week’s.

Today starts off a bit dreary, but turns out decently. Tuesday’s the reverse, with a chilly rain developing in the afternoon. We dry out Wednesday though it’s a tad crisp. Thursday is probably the best day of the week when we make a run through the 60s. Friday into Saturday looks showery with temperatures stepping back down. We dry out Sunday, but it’s probably cooler than normal.

Today (Monday): A few showers may be around in the morning, especially early (30 percent chance), but they’re generally light and hit-or-miss. Skies gradually clear and it becomes a fairly nice though brisk afternoon. Highs reach the mid-50s to near 60. Winds are from the southwest at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Clear and cold. Lows range from near 30 in our cooler suburbs to the upper 30s downtown. Winds from the west near 10 mph in the evening decrease to around 5 mph or so by morning. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Mostly sunny skies in the morning yield to clouds streaming in by midday or so. During the afternoon, shower chances gradually increase (from 20 percent at noon to 60 percent by 4 p.m.). The earlier the clouds and showers streak in, the lower the high temperatures. Right now, we’re leaning chilly, with highs only 50-55 and wind from the west around 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Showers are likely through around midnight, then clouds decrease. Lows range from 33-39 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium-High


Black-crowned night-heron at the National Zoo, March 27, 2015 (Phil Yabut via Flickr)

A LOOK AHEAD

A tranquil day on Wednesday, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Clear and chilly overnight, with lows 32-40 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium-High

On Thursday, winds from the south and southwest draw in some milder air and, with a good deal of sunshine, highs should reach the mid-to-upper 60s. But a cold front approaches Thursday night likely bringing showers. Lows are around 50-55. Confidence: Medium

A cold front takes its time sinking through the region Friday and Saturday. Waves of low pressure along the front bring intermittent periods of rain. On Friday, we’re probably still on the warm side of the front, with highs near 60 or even a bit warmer. But Friday night into Saturday, the front presses far enough south for it to turn cooler, with lows dropping into the 40s and highs Saturday only in the 50-55 range. Confidence: Medium

On Sunday, high pressure building back into the region dries us out. But chilly winds from the northwest hold highs in the low-to-mid 50s despite plentiful sunshine. Confidence: Medium