D.C.-area forecast: Cool and breezy today before a welcome warm-up

WEATHER NEWS: D.C.-area forecast: Cool and breezy today before a welcome warm-up

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

6/10: While cooler than average, 50s and substantial sunshine might have gotten a higher score without the extra chill from a gusty breeze.

  • Today: Mostly to partly sunny, breezy and cool. Highs: Mid-50s.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear with diminishing wind. Lows: Mid-30s to low 40s.
  • Tomorrow: Mostly to partly sunny, warmer. Highs: Mid-60s to near 70.

We continue today under the influence of a stubborn area of low pressure overhead, which means yet another cool day despite decent sunshine, plus a gusty breeze. Higher pressure finally starts to take over tomorrow, bringing a steady warming trend that pushes highs to near 80 by Wednesday. We’re mostly dry through midweek, though a spotty shower or thundershower is possible.

Today (Sunday): A mostly sunny start has it looking warmer than it feels, as morning temperatures rise into the 40s. Skies may turn partly cloudy late morning into the afternoon. Highs only get to the mid-50s by late afternoon, and it feels chillier than that with winds from the northwest gusting near 30 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Skies trend mostly clear again into the evening. Winds subside by evening as well, with overnight lows dropping to the mid-30s to low 40s. Watch out for the possibility of frost in our typically colder north and west suburbs. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Monday): We start off on the crisp side again Monday morning, but mostly sunny skies and warming temperatures may help the Monday blues. A southerly wind helps afternoon highs top out in the mid-60s to near 70. An approaching warm front could bring increasing clouds later in the day. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy with a spotty shower possible. Lows in the lower 50s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Still the chance of a spotty shower or even a thundershower Tuesday and Wednesday with a front nearby. But the main story is a switch to unseasonable warmth as high pressure off the coast provides a warm breeze from the west and south. Tuesday highs should get to the mid- to upper 70s, with highs approaching or near 80 on Wednesday. Plan to get outside and enjoy! Confidence: Medium

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