TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
5/10: Not too rainy through much of the day, but another no-show for the sun is not much fun.
Today: Mostly cloudy and damp. Highs: Mid-to-upper 60s.
Tonight: Light evening showers possible. Lows: 50s.
Tomorrow: Still cloudy, isolated shower? Highs: Upper 60s to near 70.
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Today is already our 15th straight day of measurable rain at Reagan National Airport, besting the previous record of 10. We may or may not make it to 16, as tomorrow could temporarily trend dryer, but then a pair of cold fronts keeps the rain chances going Friday and Saturday. And so it goes …
Today (Wednesday): Just an isolated shower or a bit of mist as we go through the morning and into the afternoon, before the chance of light showers increases again by late afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies prevail as a light wind from the east limits highs to the mid-to-upper 60s. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: The chance of light showers continues this evening before diminishing somewhat overnight. It may be foggy and misty regardless, as lows range in the 50s. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow (Thursday): The overnight drying trend continues through the day Thursday, although we still can’t rule out some mist and an isolated shower. What’s more, cloudy skies and an easterly breeze remain, as highs reach the upper 60s, nearing 70. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow night: A cold front approaches from the west, perhaps fast enough to increase shower chances overnight. Temperatures bottom out on the somewhat mild side, with lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. Confidence: Medium
A LOOK AHEAD
A cold front crossing the area Friday brings the likelihood of more showers, some of which could be briefly heavy and with thunder. Winds from the south, ahead of the front, should boost highs into the 70s despite continued mostly cloudy skies. Showers should be departing by Friday evening before overnight lows fall back into the 50s. Confidence: Medium
A second cold front brings another chance of showers and maybe a thunderstorm Saturday. I don’t think it’ll rain all day, but we could see an area of showers that takes a few hours to cross the area from west to east, with partly cloudy skies overall and highs reaching the upper 60s to mid-70s. Looks as if we’ll dry out Saturday night and could see a solid break from rain chances Sunday, which should be partly sunny and a bit breezy with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Confidence: Medium