Yesterday’s sunrise in our nation’s capital. (David Neuman via Twitter)

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

6/10: Quite nice most of the day as we climb into the 50s. A few points off for the scattered shower potential Valentine’s evening.


Today: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid-50s.
Tonight: Scattered showers, mild. Lows: Upper 40s to near 50.
Tomorrow: Very warm, passing shower? Highs: Near 70 to mid-70s.

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We have a bumpy weather ride the next several days — one more typical of March than mid-February. We’re well into the 50s today and could easily top 70 tomorrow. We’re still on the mild side Friday with showers likely, but then temperatures crash Friday night, and we can’t rule out some rain, snow or a wintry mix by late Saturday, though it’s all rather uncertain at this point.

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Today (Wednesday): Our rather rapid warming trend begins today, as temperatures rise from the 30s this morning to afternoon highs in the mid-50s. It’s a light breeze, but a mild one from the south, under partly cloudy skies. We might see a shower moving in from the west toward evening. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Scattered showers move through west to east this Valentine’s evening into the overnight. Otherwise we’re mostly cloudy and mild, with lows down to the upper 40s to near 50. Confidence: Medium

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Tomorrow (Thursday): Spring fever arrives in full force as temperatures soar toward highs near 70 to the mid-70s, despite partly to mostly cloudy skies. A mild wind breezes in from the southwest around 10 mph, with a passing shower possible. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Shower chances increase during the evening and overnight, as we continue quite mild with lows in the 50s. Skies should be mostly cloudy as winds pick up a bit from the southwest. Confidence: Medium


Showers seem likely Friday as a cold front comes through. We should start off mild with temperatures rising back into the 60s, before falling into the 50s during the afternoon. Winds ramp up from the northwest later in the afternoon, sending evening readings into the 40s and 30s, with perhaps a few snowflakes mixing in as the showers come to an end. Overnight lows bottom out in the upper 20s to mid-30s. Confidence: Medium

Models are conflicted, but another system may approach during the day on Saturday as highs stall near 40. If it does, we could see rain, snow or a wintry mix Saturday afternoon into the night, with some accumulation possible. It’s all rather iffy though. Saturday night lows dip to near 30, followed by what should be a dry and sunny Sunday with highs in the mid-40s to near 50. Confidence: Low-Medium

We should trend warmer again on Presidents’ Day, but with increasing clouds and a chance of showers by afternoon as highs head back into the 50s. Confidence: Low

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

2/10 (): Models showing signs of a little snowy mischief late Saturday. Nothing confident enough to get too excited about quite yet.