Another gorgeous day on the Potomac. (Erinn Shirley)

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

10/10: Beautiful weather — Free Fallin’ Into The Great Wide Open


Today: Mostly sunny, comfortable. Highs: 73-78.
Tonight: Clear, cool, calm. Lows: 52-59.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, a bit warmer. Highs: 75-80.

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While rain is definitely desired given our dry spell, this weather is still fantastic. The temperature has been comfortable and there’s been tons of sunshine, low humidity and very light winds. It’s going to inch slightly warmer in the coming days, but no major heat is anticipated before we cool down and cloud up a bit into the weekend. There’s a slight chance we’ll see some showers on Sunday, but we’re not banking on it.

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Today (Tuesday): It’s two-for-Tuesday as we replicate Monday’s fantastic weather with mostly sunny skies, comfortably low humidity, and afternoon temperatures up into the 70s again. Very light winds drift in from the east. Afternoon temperatures might be just a slight bit warmer than yesterday. Confidence: High

Tonight: Mostly clear and cool with lows ranging through the 50s. Light winds go mostly calm overnight. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Wednesday): After a cool start, we climb a bit warmer to about 80 for an afternoon temperature under mostly sunny skies yet again.  With dew points still down in the 50s, this is a comfortable story.  Wind should be very light from the southwest.  Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: A bit warmer overnight, but still mostly comfortable with lows from the middle 50s in the outer suburbs to the low-middle 60s in the city, again under mostly clear skies. Confidence: High


Thursday aims to be our warmest day of the week with low-to-middle 80s around the area with slightly higher humidity (dew points up to upper 50s to around 60), but still fairly comfortable.  Thursday night is mostly clear with lows ranging warmer in the low to middle 60s.  Confidence: Medium-high

Friday finds some partly cloudy skies with highs slightly cooler than Thursday (around 80 or into the low 80s).  A stray shower chance is possible, especially toward the north side by the evening. Friday night keeps some clouds around with lows in the lower to middle 60s.  Confidence: Medium

The weekend is a bit trickier and for now, it looks like Saturday is a reasonably nice day with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s with partly to mostly sunny skies. Humidity inches up to the lower end of moderate levels and lows Saturday night under partly cloudy skies range through the 60s. Sunday runs partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers as highs range in the middle to upper 70s. Confidence: Low