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

4/10: Slightly warmer (but also muggier) than yesterday’s clouds and drizzle. Maybe peeks of the sun. #TGIF bonus point?

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Muggier. Drizzle/fog, especially in the morning. Highs: Mid-60s to around 70.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, drizzle/showers possible. Lows: Upper 50s to mid-60s.
Tomorrow: Decreasing clouds and drizzle. Highs: Mid-70s to around 80.
Sunday: Sunnier, breezy. PM shower possible. Highs: Low- to mid-80s.

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FORECAST IN DETAIL

Weather themes include clouds and mugginess hanging on through tomorrow, then we may break out into some sunshine Sunday to add some warmth to our steaminess. Fall may return next week with cooler conditions, but leaf peep this weekend!

Today (Friday): Temperatures and mugginess go back up a bit. We may not notice so much, since we may again deal with drizzle and periodic fog. If we’re lucky the soupiest cloudiness will relent during the afternoon, and we may even get a peek of sun, but don’t bet on it. Stickier high temperatures may manage the mid-60s to around 70 by evening rush hour. Temperatures could edge higher, stay tuned. Light but noticeable east-northeast breezes are possible at times. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: It’s mostly cloudy with drizzle and a couple of showers again possible overnight. Nothing too heavy, though. Light east-northeasterly breezes remain gentle. Low temperatures could eye the upper 50s in cooler spots, to perhaps mid-60s downtown. Temperatures are trending a bit warmer than previously expected. Confidence: Medium

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Tomorrow (Saturday): Sun tries to poke out from the clouds, more and more, as the day wears on. A couple showers and some drizzle is possible in the morning hours through perhaps midday. We hope to have it out of here for the afternoon. Mid-70s to around 80 are possible for late afternoon high temperatures. Mugginess is uncomfortable by late. Light southeast winds are likely. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: After a possible round of evening showers and overnight drizzle (fog possible too) again, clouds should try to decrease a bit more. Some stars may shine through, by just before dawn, when low temperatures bottom out in the mid-60s to near 70. This assumes a fairly steady but moderate south-southwesterly breeze helping hold temperatures up. Confidence: Medium


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A LOOK AHEAD

Sunday: Sunshine starts making a comeback. High temperatures should make it into the low-to-mid 80s, with noticeable mugginess. Heat index values near 90 possible, so you’ll want to keep those shorts and T-shirts handy! A shower or thundershower is possible later in the day, just watch the radar with us. We could have a moderate southwesterly wind, too. Confidence: Medium-High

Sunday night: Clouds and a few showers can’t be ruled out. Not a great night for stargazing. However, if you’re looking for less-muggy air, we should get more comfortable by the early morning hours. Especially noticeable by dawn, when low temperatures may bottom out in the mid-50s downtown, with some upper 40s possible in the suburbs if moderate northwesterly breezes really start pumping in that cooler, drier air quickly. Confidence: Medium

Mid-60s to around 70 degrees, along with sunshine Monday into Tuesday should reliably dominate over clouds. A shower or thundershower can’t be ruled out Monday, but nothing major to plan around as it stands now. Tuesday should be dry. Oh and COMFORTABLE with dry air taking hold again. Breathe easier! Confidence: Medium