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

7/10: A bit generous of a score for near 50 and breezy. But got to give bonus points for dry weather (after a possible early-morning shower) on the big travel day.


Today: Early-morning shower? Increasing sun. Highs: Near 50 to low 50s.
Tonight: Mostly clear with diminishing winds. Lows: Mid 20s to low 30s.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, cold. Highs: Mid-to-upper 40s.

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We’re colder and breezy today, and rather chilly for Thanksgiving Day. But overall it’s a pretty decent forecast through the holiday weekend. Saturday should be the warmest day of the period, with 60 degrees in play, before another cold swing on Sunday.

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Today (Wednesday): No travel worries around the D.C. metro area as far as the weather is concerned, once we get past the chance of a lingering early-morning shower. We’ve got increasing sun later this morning into the afternoon, as winds gust from the northwest around 25-30 mph. Temperatures are mainly steady near 50 to the low 50s, feeling a bit colder than that with the wind. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Winds diminish this evening into the overnight. And with mostly clear skies, lows drop to the mid 20s to low 30s. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day): Bright sunshine and light winds are on the menu for our Thanksgiving Day. That does not, however, translate to warm temperatures. Although it’s not as cold as it could be, either. Morning readings rise into and through the 30s, with afternoon highs stalling in the mid-to-upper 40s. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: The weather continues to cooperate with any after-dinner plans you might have. Nothing to see but mostly clear skies and light winds, with overnight lows dipping to the upper 20s to low 30s. Confidence: High


Good shopping weather Friday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Saturday trends warmer as highs reach the upper 50s to low 60s under partly sunny skies, with a shower possible Saturday night as a cold front comes through. And then Sunday turns windy and colder behind the front, with highs probably in the mid 40s. Lows Friday night and Saturday night drop back to the mid 30s to low 40s. Confidence: Medium