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

7/10: Sun is in the forecast, finally. So welcome, even if it takes its sweet time.

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Morning clouds, some afternoon sun. Highs: 64-69.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, cool. Lows: 46-54.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs: Near 69-74.

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Satellite loop of clouds over our area. Refresh page to update.

Cloudy skies have prevailed in the region for the past 11 days but today, finally, marks a turning point. We may see the sun. Then, once it emerges, it’s going to make itself at home through the work week – lifting many spirits along the way.

A cold front may bring a period of clouds and some showers late Friday into early Saturday but the coming weekend looks like a vast improvement compared to the previous.

Today (Monday): Stubborn cloud cover hangs around through the morning but we expect some breaks as the day wears on, first in our northwestern areas, then working southeast. The mercury responds with one of the milder days we’ve had for a while with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Breezes are from the north around 10 mph. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: Lingering clouds decrease overnight and it turns a bit crisp. Lows range from the mid-40s in our cooler suburbs to the low-to-mid 50s downtown. Light winds from the north. Confidence: Medium-High

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nice day

Tomorrow (Tuesday): At last, a sunny day from start to finish. Temperatures are extremely pleasant too with highs in the low 70s. This has the makings of a perfect 10. Winds are light from the north. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear, calm, and seasonably cool. Lows range from the mid-40s in our cooler suburbs to the mid-50s downtown. Confidence: High


Sun in the morning, September 18, 2015, Poolesville, Md. (Martin Radigan via Flickr)

A LOOK AHEAD

Both Wednesday and Thursday are fabulous, with lots of sunshine and afternoon highs near 70. Nights are clear, with lows ranging from the mid-40s to mid-50s. Confidence: Medium-High

The balance of Friday is probably dry, but clouds increase with some showers possible in the afternoon and/or evening (40 percent chance). Highs range from 65-70. The chance of showers continues overnight, with lows 50-55. Confidence: Medium

Some lingering clouds and perhaps a shower is possible early Saturday. But, for most of Saturday and all of Sunday, it should be sunnier than not. Highs are mostly in the mid-60s with lows in the mid-40s to mid-50s (downtown). Confidence: Medium