DC area forecast: Cooler today with a chance of showers this afternoon

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

6/10: Occasional sunshine peeking through the clouds and a chance of showers from mid to late afternoon.

  • Today: Partly cloudy, with a chance of light rain later. Highs: 62 to 69.
  • This evening: Partly cloudy, still a chance of light rain. Lows: 50s to mid 50s.
  • Tomorrow: Bright and airy. Highs: Upper 60s to low 70s.
  • Sunday: Partly cloudy, light breeze. Highs: Upper 60s to low 60s.

The warmth we saw yesterday has disappeared for the time being. Incoming cold fronts shouldn’t bring outright cold air our way over the next few days, but it will remain near and below average at times. Rain chances are very limited, with the highest rain chances likely for a while late afternoon and early tomorrow.

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Today (Friday): It will be quite cloudy until a cold front approaches from the west in mid-afternoon. Then we also have a small chance of a few light showers or even a mess. Some wind gusts from the southeast up to 30 km/h can be expected. Most spots reach temperatures within a few degrees of 65 degrees, but the sunniest spots late in the day can approach 70 degrees. Confidence: medium to high

This evening: There may be a few more showers during the night. Clouds are increasing again, and this will likely prevent us from cooling well below 50 to the mid 50s. The breeze from the southeast calms down with time, especially during the early morning hours. Confidence: medium to high

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Tomorrow (Saturday): A few showers may linger in the early morning, but the sky is showing a trend of clearing. Although the amount of sunshine is not very certain, the day has been clear so far. Pleasant high temperatures return to average, or in the upper 60s to low 70s. Winds from the northwest can gust near 25 miles per hour, somewhat reducing the enjoyment of the day. Confidence: medium to high

Tomorrow evening: Noticeably cooler air is moving in, with low temperatures dropping into the 30s to mid-40s. Skies may remain partly cloudy as northwest winds decrease in the early morning hours. Confidence: average

Sunday: This is likely our coolest day in this forecast, as mid to high clouds should allow enough sunshine – as it stands now – to bring temperatures into the upper 60s or low 60s in the afternoon. The wind may also be slightly increased. Confidence: average

Sunday night: By late night, the sky may be clear enough to see some of the Lyrid meteor shower, despite a full moon. Temperatures will once again drop into the low to mid 40s. Confidence: average

Mostly clear skies are currently expected Monday And Tuesday as rain-free conditions dominate for now. High temperatures target the mid 60s to mid 70s. Considering the August sun, remember that sunscreen! Confidence: average