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Today’s daily digit

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

6/10: Plenty of clouds today, but pleasant temperatures well into the 60s.

Express forecast

  • Today: Mostly cloudy, chance of light rain, especially southeast. Highs: 65 to 69.
  • Tonight: Decreasing clouds. Lows: 44 to 49.
  • Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs: 69 to 74.

Forecast in detail

Most days this week are pretty nice, even as temperatures bounce around quite a bit. If you’re planning outdoor time, Tuesday may be the week’s best day, with sunshine and highs cresting around 70. After some showers on Wednesday, Thursday is the week’s chilliest day with windy conditions and temperatures stuck in the 50s. Temperatures rebound into the 60s Friday into Saturday before the next cold front brings rain late Saturday into early Sunday.

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Today (Monday): Lots of clouds today and, with a zone of low pressure passing to our east, some rain showers aren’t out of the question, especially between the morning and early afternoon hours east and southeast of the District. Later into the afternoon, everyone should dry out, with brightening skies and highs in the mid- to upper 60s. Light and variable winds. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Clearing skies and chilly, with lows ranging through the low to mid-40s in our cooler areas to near 50 downtown. Light winds. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Make some time to spend outside as the weather is absolutely delightful. We’ll have lots of sun and highs in the low 70s; aside from the high pollen levels, it’s tough to beat. Light breezes from the south (5 to 10 mph). Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy and, with light breezes from the south, fairly mild. Lows range from 50 to 55. Confidence: High

A look ahead

While most of the day is dry, a strong cold front blasts through Wednesday, bringing a brief round of showers and storms. The timing of the frontal passage and its rain are still coming into focus, but sometime between midmorning and late afternoon seems most likely. Highs are near 60 if the front comes through early, or closer to 70 if it comes in later. It turns windy and cold Wednesday night, with lows in the mid-30s to near 40, with even lower wind chills. Confidence: Medium

Thursday’s partly sunny, windy and cold, with highs only in the mid- to upper 50s. Winds ease at night but, under mostly clear skies, temperatures tank. Lows range from the frosty low 30s in our colder areas to near 40 downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

Friday and Saturday are both good-looking days with seasonably mild temperatures. Highs are in the mid-60s on Friday, under mostly sunny skies, and the upper 60s on Saturday, when clouds increase in the afternoon. There’s an outside risk of a shower by late Saturday. Confidence: Medium-High

Rain showers are likely Saturday night into Sunday morning. As Sunday wears on we should dry out with increasing sunshine. Lows are near 50 with highs near 65. Confidence: Medium