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

2/10: This pesky rain is so vain it probably thinks this digit is about it. (Well, it sorta is.)


Today: More rain, slightly warmer. Highs: 48-55.
Tonight: More rain. Lows: 47-54.
Tomorrow: More rain, warmer. Highs: 58-62.


Welcome to the first day of meteorological winter! Our introductory weather is more wet than white and temperatures are warming rather than cooling, but that’s not completely unusual in the D.C. area at the front door of this season. Nonetheless, we haven’t had three wet days in a row like this since the first week of November. We’re aiming for the warmest weather of the week tomorrow with humid highs around 60. Then things cool down and dry out by late week into the weekend. There’s a decent chance we pop back up toward 60 degrees by Sunday, though. Take that, December!

Today (Tuesday): A constant cloud canopy maintains the gloomy sky situation today with intervals of rain. Temperatures creep up slightly warmer than yesterday with upper 40s and low 50s. Light breezes are variable in their direction. Rainfall totals today could range from 1/4 to 1/2 an inch throughout the area. Don’t leave home without your umbrella. Raincoat and galoshes optional. Confidence: Medium-high

Tonight: Clouds, clouds, and more clouds with continued periods of rain that could be mainly light and misty in the front hours, but then pick up a little heavier toward dawn. Lows only slightly cooler than earlier daytime highs in the middle to upper 40s to lower to middle 50s. Light breezes come from the south. Overnight rainfall totals could also range from 1/4 to 1/2 an inch.  Confidence: Medium-high

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Tomorrow (Wednesday): We can’t shake this wet weather. After light rain in the morning, afternoon rain is moderate to periodically heavy. Showers begin to wane in the late afternoon. A flow of air from the south and southwest pumps up temperatures to around 60 by afternoon, but the air mass is quite humid thanks to all the rain, so it’ll feel thick. Overall, we could pick up another 1/2 to 1 inch more with locally heavier totals especially north and west of the city. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Some evening lingering showers are possible, but otherwise we finally start the drying and cooling process. Temperatures edge lower to the low to mid-40s toward dawn as skies gradually break to partly cloudy. Winds shift to come from the west and northwest at 10 to 15 mph, offering a slight wind chill, too. Confidence: Medium

Sunrise on the Chancellorsville Battlefield on Saturday. (Theresa Rasmussen via Flickr)


Thursday feels just a bit more like December with partly sunny skies in the morning becoming mostly sunny by afternoon and highs in the cooler upper 40s to low 50s. Thursday night is aiming for mostly clear skies with lows ranging from the upper 20s in the outer suburbs to the upper 30s right in the city.  Confidence: Medium

Friday edges just a slight bit warmer with sunny skies and highs in the lower 50s with very dry humidity. If you need to rake some last-minute leaves, today may be the best day of the week thanks to drying from Thursday onward. Friday night looks mostly clear and cool to cold with lows ranging from the low 30s to near 40. Confidence: Medium

The first weekend of December is looking a-ok from this vantage point with a sunny Saturday kick-off as highs in the lower to middle 50s. Saturday night also should be mostly clear with lows ranging through the 30s. Sunday could be the best day of this forecast with sunny weather and temperatures soaring to around 60 degrees in the afternoon. Confidence: Medium