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

2/10: While not exactly raw, it’s very rainy and gray. Hard NOT to get wet. Maybe a good telecommute day?


Today: Rainy, perhaps intermittent late day? Highs: Upper 50s to near 60.
Tonight: Showers exit. Lows: Mid-40s to around 50.
Tomorrow: More clouds than sun. Breezy. Highs: Upper 50s to low 60s.
Sunday: Sunnier. Highs: Around 60 to mid-60s

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We need this rain! But do take a warm jacket along, for the morning hours at least. You’ll also want some rain gear. That needed rain could be heavy for much of the day. Sun pokes out slightly tomorrow and a bit more by Sunday. We’ll get brighter before long, too!

Today (Friday): There’s a high chance of getting wet through the entire day. Rain looks moderate in intensity and could be heavy for some moments. Perhaps a slight let-up at times during the afternoon, although it may be heavier at that time where it is happening, if also more scattered. In the afternoon is mainly when we could also hear some thunder, although for now it seems the best odds of severe storms should stay to our south. Southeast winds around 5-15 mph could feel breezy at times. High temperatures claw their way slowly out of raw-rainy territory — through the 50s and perhaps into the 60s if we’re lucky. Confidence: Medium-high

Tonight: Early evening showers could still be moderate, but we’re definitely tapering by this point. The main story overnight is cloud cover and west-northwesterly winds around 5-10 mph. There could still be a passing shower into the overnight but the main part of the rain is done. Low temperatures hold around 50 downtown, while cooler mid-40s are possible outside of the Beltway. Confidence: Medium-high

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Tomorrow (Saturday): Happy April! Shower chances should remain fairly low through sunrise, then the rest of the day should be dry. Skies may oscillate between clouds and moments of sunshine. Clouds win out overall. Still, high temperatures should manage to climb to around 60 degrees. Let’s call it upper 50s to low 60s. Northwest winds around 15 mph gust a bit higher at times, keeping us content that we grabbed a jacket. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: The sky may start cloudy in the evening but should turn clearer before dawn. This allows temperatures to cool a bit, with mid-40s likely downtown, and a few upper 30s possible in the colder ex-urban areas well outside the Beltway. Confidence: Medium

Point of Rocks train station and MARC train. (Ted Kurkowski via Flickr )


Sunday: This could be a very decent day as skies stay clear in the morning, perhaps turning partly cloudy later. High temperatures are eyeing the 60-degree mark for almost all locations, with a few mid-60s possible — especially south of town. Stay tuned for possible, slight temperature forecast tweaks as we get closer. Confidence: Medium

Sunday night: Some clouds could roll in by late night, but that doesn’t prevent temperatures from cooling. Grab a jacket or sweater if out late! Low temperatures likely get down into the 40s region-wide. Confidence: Medium

Gray skies and even some rain may return for Monday and into Tuesday. The silver lining is that it shouldn’t be too raw of a rain, with temperatures likely able to get into the 60s both days, as it appears now. Rain may not bother our Monday morning commute too much, but Monday evening and through perhaps Tuesday evening, periods of rain could snarl some traffic. That said, we can still use more rain in the region! Confidence: Low-medium