The super blue blood moon rises over D.C. yesterday. (Jim Havard via Twitter )

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

6/10: Chilly start, but with highs approaching average, some sun and light winds, can’t complain.


Today: Partly sunny, not as cold. Highs: upper 30s to low 40s.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows: low to mid-30s.
Tomorrow: Warmer, chance of afternoon showers. Highs: low to mid-50s.

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We’re off to a chilly start this morning, but we’re in pretty good shape by afternoon, with less wind and a bit warmer highs than yesterday. Tomorrow’s even warmer, but there’s a chance of rain turning into a touch of snow late tomorrow night as colder air arrives again. We’ll stay cold Friday and Saturday, with a another system to watch for late Sunday into early Monday.

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Today (Wednesday): High pressure keeps us dry and partly sunny today. Temperatures rise into and through the 20s this morning with light winds. Afternoon highs should manage the upper 30s to low 40s, as a breeze starts to come from the south about 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Partly cloudy skies, combined with breezes from the south-southwest about 10 mph, help prop temperatures up a bit. Look for lows mainly in the low-to-mid 30s. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Thursday): We should remain dry through the morning, but an approaching cold front provides partly to mostly cloudy skies, and brings a chance of light rain showers during the afternoon. With a mild breeze from the southwest about 10 mph, afternoon highs reach near 50 to the mid-50s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: A better chance of showers arrives during the evening, and they could change briefly to snow overnight as winds start to come from the northwest and temperatures drop into the 30s. Minor snow accumulation is possible, mainly on grass, before the precipitation tries to move out around sunrise. But we’ll keep watch in case it starts to look any snowier than that. Lows drop to the upper 20s to mid-30s.  Confidence: Low-Medium


Friday morning begins with the chance of a lingering snow shower. Otherwise we’re looking at a partly sunny day with winds increasing from the northwest, and turning rather gusty by afternoon. Temperatures are mainly steady in the upper 20s to mid-30s, with colder wind chills. Breezes continue Friday night as lows tumble to the teens to near 20. Confidence: Medium-High

High pressure is back in control for our Saturday. That means a dry day with a mostly sunny start, and perhaps increasing afternoon clouds. Highs are on the chilly side, in the mid- to upper 30s, but with lighter winds. Slight chance of a snow shower Saturday night, with lows in the upper 20s to low 30s. Confidence: Medium-High

A frontal system brings the chance of a few rain or snow showers Sunday as highs head for near 40 to the mid-40s. Low pressure developing along the coast could threaten some snow late Super Bowl Sunday into early Monday. Right now, models tend to push the storm too far south and off the coast to have much of an impact here, but it’s something we’ll continue to watch. Confidence: Low

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

3/10 (): A touch of wet snow late Thursday night doesn’t look like much. Another system late Sunday into early Monday may not track close enough for significant snow but bears watching.