Capital Weather Gang: D.C.-area forecast: Some more showers around today, clouds and breezy conditions dominate the weekend

TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 5/10: Not the worst, but could use fewer clouds and less wind. EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy. Midday showers. Highs: Near 60 to mid-60s. Tonight: Variably cloudy. Lows: 40s to near 50. Tomorrow: Variably cloudy. Highs: Mid-60s. …
 
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D.C.-area forecast: Some more showers around today, clouds and breezy conditions dominate the weekend
TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 5/10: Not the worst, but could use fewer clouds and less wind. EXPRESS FORECAST Today: Mostly cloudy. Midday showers. Highs: Near 60 to mid-60s.
Tonight: Variably cloudy. Lows: 40s to near 50.
Tomorrow: Variably cloudy. Highs: Mid-60s. View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post headquarters. FORECAST IN DETAIL Fortunately, we got the worst of the bad weather out of the way at the end of the work week. Unfortunately, sun could be hard to see in sustained fashion through the weekend and even into next week. It shouldn’t rain all that much and temperatures are not hot. Temperatures not being hot is always a good thing lately around here! Today (Saturday): Our weather continues to be dominated by a huge upper-level low pressure system. It’s basically a big bowling ball of cold air that is helping cause storminess here at the surface. Today it’s fairly close to overhead. That means at least some showers are possible, and there’s a chance they could be somewhat widespread for a time, especially in the midday. There’s also a chance of some small hail should any showers become extra boisterous. Even if showers are not numerous and widespread, clouds will be thanks to that cold air aloft. It’s the type of thing where any sunshine leads to more cloud formation. With gray skies and a wind out of the north and northwest, highs only make the near 60 to mid-60 zone most spots. Confidence: Medium-High Tonight: Shower odds should be quite low through the night. With a cooler surface, we may see fewer clouds as well. The upper low is also starting to move away, slowly at least. It’s chilly for the time of year, with lows in the low 40s in the coolest spots north and west to near 50 in the city. 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): Sunday could be comparatively decent as the upper low moves north enough that we are on the drier side of its circulation. Unless a particularly energetic wave passes by in this speedy jet stream flow, we could stay totally rain free. Some sunshine also seems like a better bet than recent days, although I’d expect plenty of clouds as well. Highs head for the mid-60s. Confidence: Medium Tomorrow night: Skies trend clearer and winds are weaker. With a fairly cold air mass in place, some of the outer suburbs could make it into the 30s! A range of lows should be about 38-47, cold spots to city center. Confidence: Medium After the rain. (Shamila Chaudhary via Flickr) A LOOK AHEAD As you might anticipate, we’re still mostly under the influence of the big slow-moving upper low on Monday. The main body of it is north of us, but there’s still plenty of cold air aloft overhead. That means any morning sunshine tends to help clouds form. Shower odds are low, but not zero. Highs are in the mid-60s or so. Confidence: Medium The system moves a little farther away on Tuesday, so we should see more sun. We’re still dealing with air filtering in out of Canada, so it remains cool. Highs are in the mid-60s. Confidence: Medium
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