Today’s daily digit

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

8/10: After the usual morning chill, we’ll make a run at 50 with mostly sunny skies. Pretty darn nice for the middle of January!

Express forecast

  • Today: Mostly sunny with mild, light winds. Highs: Near 50.
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy, not too cold. Lows: Low to mid-30s.
  • Tomorrow: Early clouds, becoming partly sunny. Highs: Low 50s.

Forecast in detail

Pleasant winter weather continues across the DMV, with no major cold snaps expected through next week. Our warming trend continues today and tomorrow with highs near and past 50. Friday could get to near 50 again with some showers likely Friday night, followed by a somewhat cooler and occasionally breezy weekend.

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Today (Wednesday): Our warming trend continues with our second consecutive mostly sunny day. Still plenty chilly this morning as temperatures rise into and through the 30s, but we’re in the 40s by lunchtime, with afternoon highs near 50 and light winds from the south and southwest. Confidence: High

Tonight: Skies turn partly cloudy thanks to a bit of energy passing by at the upper levels of the atmosphere. Otherwise we’re calm and cool with light winds and lows in the low to mid-30s. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Thursday): We may start with some clouds, but skies should become partly sunny by afternoon. When all is said and done, we should see afternoon highs reach the low 50s. That’s rather comfortable, especially as winds remain light from the south and southwest. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear skies and light winds would usually mean a pretty chilly night in the middle of January. But after the mild daytime highs, there’s only so far temperatures can drop, with lows settling in the 30s. Confidence: High

A look ahead

Skies turn partly to mostly cloudy on Friday as a cold front approaches from the West. But temperatures remain above normal with highs near 50 as an afternoon breeze increases from the south. Some showers are likely as the front moves through Friday evening and overnight, with lows in the 30s. Confidence: Medium

Behind the front we’re partly sunny, breezy at times, and cooler this weekend, but not exactly cold, with highs both days in the 40s. Could see a few light showers or flurries Saturday into Saturday evening. Saturday night lows dip to the upper 20s and low 30s. Confidence: Medium