TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
5/10: Passable morning before afternoon clouds and potential strong storms. Muggy and hazy ahead of this cold front. Blergh.
Today: Slowly increasing clouds. P.M. showers/storms. Highs: Upper 80s to low 90s.
Tonight: Showers and storms slowly wane. Lows: Upper 50s to mid-60s.
Tomorrow: Fairly cloudy, slight breeze. Highs: Near 70 to mid-70s.
Sunday: More clouds than sun. Isolated shower? Highs: Near 70 to mid-70s.
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FORECAST IN DETAIL
Morning sunshine is fleeting! Showers and storms roll in for one last (grr) muggy day before — ahhh —cooler, drier, breathable air moves back in for the weekend. Perfect timing for comfort, but we can’t scour clouds out completely. Booo.
Today (Friday): We’re muggy and maybe a bit hazy before a cold front sweeps through, but clouds and the main wet threat may wait until midday or into afternoon. There is a 50 to 60% chance you get a bit wet in a shower or storm by sunset. Upper 80s to low 90s are possible, before winds turn from the west and west-northwest near 10 mph late in the day. Yes, a storm or two could be strong to perhaps severe. Confidence: Medium-high
Tonight: Thunderstorm chances wane after dark and especially nearer midnight. But a few showers could still pop in the early-morning hours, and likely exiting before dawn. Light and variable winds shift to the north and northeast, near 10 mph, ushering in some drier air. Low temperatures could halt their overnight drop in the mid-60s downtown, with some upper 50s outside of the Beltway. Clouds hang tough at times — doesn’t look like we can get fully clear. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow (Saturday): Very cloudy, especially in the morning, but brighter skies are possible at times. An isolated afternoon sprinkle is possible but unlikely. High temperatures look refreshing, and below our average (mid-70s) high temperatures, with some upper 60s possible northwest of town, and low- to-mid 70s possible around the Beltway. Clouds are feasting off of some oceanic moisture blowing in on easterly winds near 10 mph at times. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow night: Very cloudy but dry without much in the way of rain chances at all. East-southeasterly winds should stay light, around 5 mph. By just before dawn, downtown should dip into the upper 50s. Low 50s are possible well outside of the Beltway, in the typical cooler spots. Confidence: Medium
A LOOK AHEAD
Sunday: Could be even a tad bit more cloudy than Saturday, but still not completely overcast (some solace!). A stray, isolated, quick, light shower is possible during the afternoon. Nothing to really plan around, but just want you to be aware. High temperatures are likely to be stuck in a familiar range of near 70 to mid-70s. Southeasterly breezes could kick up in the afternoon to around 10-15 mph. Confidence: Medium
Sunday night: Shower chances ramp up after midnight — perhaps even an isolated rumble of thunder can’t be ruled out. Skies are nearly overcast even outside of any rain. Most of the region should hover in a fairly uniform temperature range of mid- to-upper 60s. Steady 5-10 mph southerly winds pump in that humidity again. Confidence: Medium
A cold front approaches Monday. Clouds may dominate and much of the day could be subject to showers and thunderstorms — a slight chance we can clear out before evening rush hour, but we’ll have to see. High temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s appear possible, despite the clouds. We’ll likely have a muggy southwesterly breeze blowing at times, helping pump in the warm air. Confidence: Low-medium
Sunnier and drier conditions are possible Tuesday, assuming the cold front fully clears out on schedule. High temperatures may be similar upper 70s to low 80s like Monday, but much more comfortable with dew points well below the muggy 60F level. Don’t forget that sunscreen! Confidence:Low-medium