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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: Not much kind to say about a rainy day in February. At least it’s the last one …

Express forecast

  • Today: A.M. showers, becoming spottier during afternoon. Highs: Mid-40s to near 50.
  • Tonight: Scattered showers, drizzle/mist. Lows: Mid-40s to near 50.
  • Tomorrow: Early showers, then becoming breezy. Highs: Low- to mid-50s.

Forecast in detail

No use rushing out for that morning walk today, with persistent showers through midday, putting a damper on outdoor plans. Showers should become more spotty in nature this afternoon, but with more rain likely tonight into early Monday. Meteorological spring begins tomorrow with its calling card — a cool, stiff breeze by afternoon. Tuesday should be dry before a chance of rain or snow showers early Wednesday.

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Today (Sunday): Showers are steadiest during the morning into early afternoon, so take your time with the morning coffee. Heading into midafternoon, we should transition to more spotty showers, but remain on the damp and gray side with another steadier round possible by evening. Temperatures are fairly steady in the mid- to upper-40s, perhaps touching 50 in spots during the afternoon. Winds are light from the southeast. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Periods of rain continue during the evening and overnight as a cold front approaches. When not actively raining, drizzle and mist are a good bet as we stay with the soggy background state. Temperatures remain fairly stable, sticking mainly in the mid-40s to near 50, with light winds. Confidence: Medium

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Tomorrow (Monday): Some lingering morning showers are likely, and many spots could end up seeing storm rainfall totals around an inch or so. The cold front pushes through midday — you’ll know once it does as drier air pushes in quickly late morning into early afternoon, with clearing skies mid- to late afternoon. Temperatures hovering in the low- to mid-50s are chilled by afternoon winds gusting from the northwest around 20-30 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Winds remain gusty through the evening and overnight. Meanwhile temperatures steadily drop beneath mostly clear skies. Overnight lows dip back below freezing, running in the mid- to upper-20s. Confidence: Medium-High

A look ahead

It’s a blustery start Tuesday morning with freezing temperatures and a lingering breeze. The good news is the gusts calm some as high pressure settles in overhead and provides mostly sunny skies. But highs stay well below average for early March, only reaching the low- to mid-40s during the afternoon. Clouds increase some Tuesday night with lows near 30 to the low 30s. Confidence: Medium

Looks like a system will pass mainly south of the region on Wednesday, possibly grazing our area with a few morning rain or snow showers, especially south of D.C. Otherwise skies should turn partly sunny with highs near 50 and light winds. Confidence: Low-Medium