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D.C.-area forecast: Sunny with seasonable chill today, then cooler this weekend

It’s 10 degrees cooler than yesterday, but near average. Clouds again try to shroud much of the weekend.

Clouds and blue sky on Thursday morning over the Anacostia River in DC’s Navy Yard neighborhood (Jeannie In D.C./ Flickr) (Jeannie In D.C./ Flickr)

Today’s daily digit

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

8/10. Chillier but near average. Breezes are under control and there is more sunshine than clouds. Another very decent Friday!

Express forecast

  • Today: More sun than clouds. Occasional breeze. Highs: 47-52.
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows: Near 30 to mid-30s.
  • Tomorrow: Clouds battle sunshine. Highs: Mid-40s.
  • Sunday: Clouds and shower chances. Highs: Mid- to upper 40s.

Forecast in detail

Our last day of this workweek is sunny with near-average temperatures and light winds. You might want to find some time outdoors in the midday! We add in more clouds and a bit chillier temperatures for the weekend, although though tomorrow is by and large fine for outdoor plans. Sunday has a decent chance at being occasionally showery.

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Today (Friday): Sunshine dominates, but it’s a type of day not to completely discount a few clouds briefly dimming the rays. High temperatures aim for the upper 40s to low 50s, and are accompanied by northeasterly breezes staying under 15 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Clouds may slowly increase after midnight. Prior odds of a shower or snowflake have dwindled to an extremely small chance or a raindrop. Pre-dawn low temperatures bottom out in a near 30 to mid-30s range. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Saturday): Milky, filtered sunshine is likely most of the day, but clouds may win out at times. A quick early-morning sprinkle or flurry is ever so slightly possible. Light but somewhat steady northeasterly breezes may help cap temperatures in the 40s. More clouds and less sun than currently expected would keep a few chillier spots nearer the 40-degree mark. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Clouds continue to increase overnight and light showers are possible after midnight. There may be a brief period of very light rain near dawn. Low temperatures cool down into the mid- to upper 30s. Confidence: Medium

Sunday: Still looking dreary. Rain chances are highest in the morning to midday hours, currently. It doesn’t look like a full washout. With overcast skies, temperatures may hover in the mid- to upper 40s. Confidence: Medium

A look ahead

Sunday night: Any evening showers should generally be light and taper as we get into the late night hours. Skies trend a bit clearer with time as well. Low temperatures dip into the mid- to upper 30s. Northwesterly breezes may pick up a tad, if you’re out past midnight. Confidence: Medium

A mix of sun and clouds is possible Monday and Tuesday with high temperatures currently aiming for the mid- to upper 40s. Sunshine may be a bit more dominant on Tuesday, but we’ll be more confident on such details as we get closer. We should stay rain-free but may be breezy both days. Confidence: Medium