Today’s daily digit

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

9/10: Morning is a 10 with weather so fine; afternoon is when clouds drop it to a nine.

Express forecast

  • Today: Sunny start, cloudy finish, light winds. Highs: 70-74
  • Tonight: Cloudy with scattered light showers. Lows: 50-54
  • Tomorrow: Showers end early, clearing by afternoon. Highs: 63-67

Forecast in detail

Through the weekend, the weather is splendid, with lots of sun time. The only real chance of showers comes tonight and perhaps again Sunday night. Each day, temperatures are “fall-tastic,” with brisk mornings and mild afternoons to get outside and savor.

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Today (Thursday): Sunshine should dominate through midday, but clouds are likely to start popping up quickly as the afternoon goes on. The result is a cloudy finish, though showers should hold off until at least the evening. Highs are mainly in the lower 70s, with light winds from the west. Confidence: High

Tonight: The clouds are probably going to keep us from seeing the full Harvest Moon rise in the evening. Scattered, light showers should be most active in the late evening, with a few lingering into the predawn hours. Amounts are mostly light, between 0.1 and 0.25 inches. Overnight lows are mainly in the lower 50s. Winds are light from the northwest. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Friday): A stray shower can’t be ruled out in the early morning, but most of us will stay dry. Clouds break up by midday, with a sunny ending likely. Winds from the northwest remain light, and highs are mainly in the mid-60s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: The clear evening allows a beautiful view of the nearly full moon and close companion Mars (at its brightest) rising in the east. Temperatures drop off quickly, with lows bottoming out in the 40s, except some upper 30s in our colder areas. Confidence: High

A look ahead

Saturday is a picture-perfect fall day. A crisp, clear start and mild, dry finish. Sunshine is abundant as highs reach the mid-60s. A clear, calm night allows lows to drop into the upper 30s and 40s yet again. Confidence: Medium-High

Sunshine is likely but not guaranteed to kick off Sunday, as some scattered clouds may work in from the east. Highs should be mainly in the mid-60s, but a few upper 60s are possible if the sun holds all day. Clouds increase overnight as a quick-moving system approaches from the Midwest. Any showers likely come through late. Lows settle in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Monday has the makings of a dreary day, with clouds and rain, if a developing coastal storm wraps up over the area. Clouds likely hold highs to the low to mid-60s at best. Confidence: Low