The sun sets on D.C. yesterday. ( via Twitter)

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

6/10: Better than most December days, relatively mild with eventually emerging sun.


Today: A few AM showers possible, then increasing sun. Highs: Mid-to-upper 50s.
Tonight: Mostly to partly clear. Lows: Low-to-mid 30s.
Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs: Low-to-mid 50s.

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Let’s close the weekend on a high note shall we? After early clouds and perhaps a shower, we’ll turn brighter by afternoon, and warm enough to get those outdoor decorations up. Better this weekend than next, as a midweek cold front brings showers followed by a blast of wintry cold weather.

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Today (Sunday): Clouds linger through the morning hours, and a few showers aren’t out of the question early on, as some upper-level energy clears the area. Skies should brighten heading into the afternoon, though, with temperatures rising into the mid-to-upper 50s. Just a light breeze developing out of the northwest. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Mostly clear conditions continue through the evening, before clouds may increase overnight. Lows fall mainly to the low-to-mid 30s. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Monday): A bit of onshore flow means that Monday, while partly to mostly sunny on the whole, may trend a touch a cooler. Highs are most likely in the low-to-mid 50s, though they could come in a little lower or higher depending on how much sun vs. clouds. A light wind turns southeasterly during the afternoon hours. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Skies turn mostly cloudy as flow from the south-southeast continues to increase moisture levels. Could see some areas of fog develop as well. Overnight lows are mild, in the low-to-mid 40s. Confidence: Medium-High


By Tuesday, a cold front begins to approach. But before it gets here, steady winds from the south should give temperatures a nice boost, as highs reach the upper 50s to mid-60s despite partly to mostly cloudy skies. Shower chances increase during the afternoon as the front closes in, and become likely during the evening and overnight. Breezes turn gusty from the northwest late Tuesday night as lows drop to the mid-40s. Confidence: Low-Medium

A shower or two could linger into early Wednesday morning, with partly to mostly cloudy skies hanging around into the afternoon. Temperatures fight a battle to rise as colder air funnels in behind the front, with readings fairly steady in the 40s to near 50. Looks like we’ll be stuck with highs no better than the 40s for quite a while thereafter. Confidence: Medium

A daily assessment of the potential for at least 1 inch of snow in the next week, on a 0-10 scale.

1/10: A few flakes could fly Friday into the weekend, and with cold air around ya never know.