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2:00 p.m. update: A wave of light and scattered showers is sweeping east across the D.C. region this afternoon. We might see a longer break in the rain later this afternoon or evening, but more persistent rain is expected overnight. Read on for the forecast through Tuesday.

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

7/10: Continued warmth is nice. Skies are probably more grey than they’ve been though.

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs: 63-69.
Tonight: Periodic showers. Lows: Mid-40s to near 50.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Shower? Highs: Near 50 to mid-50s.

FORECAST IN DETAIL

In a November set to finish as one of the warmest on record, it’s probably no surprise that today’s another one to leave the bulky jacket at home. A cold front is on the way to try to deliver air that’s closer to normal this time of year, at least. The front won’t get far once passing the area though, so this forecast is generally dominated by its impacts.

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Today (Saturday): Skies may be a bit murky throughout the day, but with the cold front still off to the north and west we should eke out another warm one. At least some sunny breaks seem likely with highs rising mainly into a 63-69 range. There could be a very light passing shower at some point, but the bulk of any rain wants to hold off till tonight. Winds are from the southwest around 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Skies are cloudy. There’s a 50% chance of showers pretty much throughout the night. Any early stuff may tend to be very light and scattered, with another round focused after midnight the potentially more widespread variety. Lows reach the mid-40s to near 50. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Sunday): This front is a slow mover, so we may spend much or all of Sunday in a cloudy regime with perhaps a few showers at times. Highs should head mostly for the near 50 to mid-50s zone. Winds are from the north around 5-10 mph. Maybe some more noticeable cloud breaks around sunset. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: The front never gets super far away, so we’re still rather cloudy. It should be less cloudy than Saturday and Sunday though. And with drier air continuing to filter in, temperatures are able to dip into the 30s most spots. A range from near freezing in the coldest suburbs to near 40 downtown seems about right. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

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On Monday, that pesky front should eventually start to return this way as a warm front. I think most of the day is dry, but shower chances increase a bit during the afternoon. Daytime highs are near 50 but temperatures may go above that late day if the front gets through quickly. Confidence: Medium

Tuesday brings more of the same when it comes to clouds and a shower chance. From here, it looks like many people should see a little rain, but there’s no big signal for a lot. With southerly winds pumping in milder air, highs are in the mid-to-upper 50s. Confidence: Medium

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