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Today’s daily digit

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

2/10: A “classic” fall day for all the wrong reasons. Cool, cloudy, with drizzle and showers. Blech.

Express forecast

  • Today: Dreary and cool, drizzle and showers. Highs: Mid-40s to low 50s.
  • Tonight: Low clouds and drizzle. Lows: Mid-40s to near 50.
  • Tomorrow: Fog/drizzle early, then somewhat brighter skies. Highs: Mid-60s.

Forecast in detail

As the saying goes, “all good things...” Gone is the recent stretch of pleasantness, and in its place we’re left with the dregs of a dreary fall day. Clouds, drizzle, showers and a raw chill make staying indoors an easy choice. Luckily, the weather takes a more seasonable tone as we get into the early part of the workweek, though more rain could threaten by Wednesday night and Thursday.

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Today (Sunday): There will be no “sun” this Sunday as we’ll see cool air trapped at the surface with warmer air above. That means plenty of clouds, along with occasional drizzle and showers. Light winds from the northeast keep temperatures well in check, holding in the mid-40s to low 50s. Might as well put on a sweater and embrace the day indoors, perhaps throw something in the slow cooker and carve those pumpkins. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: The showers begin to wane but the fog and drizzle persist through the evening and overnight. Temperatures hold steady in the mid-40s to near 50, or may even rise a couple of degrees within that range as a warm front tries to approach toward morning. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Monday): Clouds and drizzle could hang on into the morning hours, but we should gradually see skies start to brighten late morning into the afternoon as the warm front moves back to our north. By mid- to late afternoon, we’re partly sunny as highs reach the mid-60s or so, a marked improvement from the bleakness of today. Winds are light from the north early, then variable in direction by midday. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: The front doesn’t make much headway northward and starts coming back our way overnight. As such, we’ll see clouds on the increase once again, and a few showers may try to pop up, mainly north and west of D.C. Temperatures hold in the mid- to upper 50s. Confidence: Medium

A look ahead

The front lingers nearby Tuesday into Wednesday. The good news is there’s not much energy or moisture to work with, so any showers should be spotty until a better chance of rain arrives Wednesday night and Thursday. The front makes the temperature forecast more complicated, with anywhere from the upper 50s to near 70 in play, but best guess is highs in the 60s both days under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Confidence: Low-Medium