Capital Weather Gang: D.C.-area forecast: Rain ends this morning; one more day of cool weather before a warm-up arrives

TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 5/10: Leaving a little wiggle room in case rain ends up lingering. Gray but not too bad. EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Morning rain. Mostly cloudy, breezy. Highs: Mid-50s to low 60s. Tonight: Clearing. Lows: Mid-40s to low 50s. …
 
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D.C.-area forecast: Rain ends this morning; one more day of cool weather before a warm-up arrives
TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 5/10: Leaving a little wiggle room in case rain ends up lingering. Gray but not too bad. EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Morning rain. Mostly cloudy, breezy. Highs: Mid-50s to low 60s.
Tonight: Clearing. Lows: Mid-40s to low 50s.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, breezy. Highs: Mid-70s to near 80. View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post headquarters. FORECAST IN DETAIL We’ve had a week of below average temperatures as of yesterday, which ties for the longest streak this year, and going back through winter. Today will make day eight. If you follow snowstorms in the area, you know the pattern we’ve been in resembles that which we see during winter, particularly when snow tends to fall. Up next, a taste of summer. That waits until midweek, but in the middle we get some nice transition-zone days. Today (Saturday): There’s some good news for today, and it should mean consistent rain ending on the early side of forecasts. In other words, this morning. Most of the rain should be done near sunrise, but it may linger in lighter fashion till mid-morning or around lunch, longest north and east. The timing was favorable, since it rained all night. We came into this month still a little on the dry side, and we do need to keep the rain coming in the weeks ahead, but enough is enough for now! I don’t think we’ll really kick the gray skies till nearer sunset, even if the afternoon ends up rather dry. There could be a passing shower during that time as well. A north breeze will help with that drying, but keeps it feeling rather cool. Highs in the mid-50s to low 60s are well below average. It’s good outdoor journeying weather though, once it stops raining. Confidence: Medium Tonight: There’s a slight chance of a passing shower until the clouds really start breaking. They should do so at some point in the evening. From there, we trend mostly clear overnight. Breezes out of the north and northwest persist, around 5 to 10 mph or so. Lows range from the mid-40s to low 50s. Confidence: Medium-High Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates. For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock. Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend…
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Tomorrow (Sunday): Here we go! A more pleasant version of spring is back. Sunshine returns, although it may get blotted out by clouds that develop in the midday and afternoon. This is thanks to very cold air aloft interacting with the warming surface. A wind direction off the higher terrain to the west should help temperatures warm readily with some compressional heating at play. It’s a dry “heat” as highs reach the mid-70s to near 80. Confidence: Medium-High Tomorrow night: Any clouds that develop during the day dissappear as the sun sets. It’s clear overnight with lows ranging across the 50s. Confidence: Medium-High It won’t be long until the clouds finally disperse. (Erik Cox Photography via Flickr) A LOOK AHEAD This is about as good as a Monday gets around here. I might even suggest thinking up illnesses that are intense for about 24 hours while you’ve got the time this weekend. (kidding, I think). But really, it’s beautiful. Highs are in the low-and-mid 70s. Winds are light. Sun is plentiful. At least grab lunch somewhere outside the building. Confidence: Medium-High Temperatures begin their upward jaunt on Tuesday. And this time, the humidity is going to come along for the ride. You’ll notice the difference in highs near or a little above 80 here compared to Sunday. But, compared to the potential near-90 weather the day after, it’s not too bad. Sunshine continues to rule as high pressure takes control. Confidence: Medium
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