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

5/10: Temps near 60 offer a spring preview, but spoiled by showers.

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mild with afternoon showers. Highs: 55-60.
Tonight: Evening showers, then partial clearing. Lows: 31-37.
Tomorrow: Partly sunny, breezy. Highs: 46-52.

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Winter disappears to start this week, but hops back into the fold by Thursday.  In the meantime, mild weather springs to life.  Temperatures today approach 60 degrees and after pulling back a bit Tuesday, shoot well into the 60s on Wednesday.  But showers both today and Wednesday put a damper on the mild temps. A more typical early February chill settles in Thursday through the weekend, when it’s mostly dry.

Today (Monday): A little fog is possible early on; otherwise, it’s mostly cloudy and increasingly mild during the day. Showers are likely in the afternoon, with the heaviest activity southeast of town.  Highs climb to the mid-50s to near 60. Winds are from the southwest around 10 mph.  Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: A few showers may linger into the early evening. Otherwise, it’s dry as clouds gradually decrease. Overnight lows range from the low 30s in our colder suburbs to the upper 30s downtown. Winds are light from the north and northwest. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Not a bad day. That cool front that caused Monday’s showers drops temperatures about 10 degrees. But, under a good deal of sunshine, we’re still talking highs in the upper 40s to low 50s with just a light breeze from the northeast (near 10 mph). Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy with well above normal temperatures. Lows range from the upper 30 to low 40s.  There’s an outside chance of a shower or two late at night or towards morning. Confidence: Medium-High


Snow pack thinning out at Mt. Vernon on a sunny Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (Kevin Ambrose)

A LOOK AHEAD

Wednesday is a volatile day thanks to a potent cold front sweeping through the region. Skies are mostly cloudy with showers likely and perhaps a thundershower. Highs reach at least the low 60s, and perhaps 65-70 if we sneak in a sunnier interval or two before the heavier rains move in.  Due to the combination of downpours and snow melt, some river, stream and urban flooding is possible.  It’s quite breezy, with strong gusts to 25-30 mph possible. Confidence: Medium

Colder air funnels into the region Thursday through Sunday behind Wednesday’s cold front.   Highs are generally in the 40s during this span, with lows in the 20s to near 30.  It should be dry for the most part, but we’ll need to watch on a couple coastal storms in this period which, right now, look to develop too far east to create big issues. Confidence: Medium

SNOW POTENTIAL INDEX
A daily assessment of the potential for at least 1 inch of snow in the next week, on a 0-10 scale.

1/10 (→): As colder air pours into the region later this we’ll watch the pattern, but no specific snow threat for now.