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DC Area Forecast: Sunny but stormy for a milder weekend


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

5/10: The sun is shining, but there is a strong wind blowing.

  • Today: Mostly sunny with gusts of wind. Highs: 43 to 47.
  • This evening: Usually bright and airy. Lows: 26 to 32.
  • Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, light breeze. Highs: 41 to 45.

A windy day helps dry things out, but it also brings in colder air that will also be tight tomorrow. The weekend is relatively pleasant with maxima around 50 degrees. Clouds will increase on Sunday, but showers should hold off until evening.

Today (Thursday): The clouds are chased out of the area early on as westerly winds blow to about 30 mph. Despite the sun’s dominance for much of the day, colder air is pouring in and temperatures are struggling to rise. Highs are mainly in the mid 40s. Confidence: High

This evening: The few clouds that appear in the afternoon should dissipate quickly for a mostly clear night. West breezes remain moderate and make lows in the upper 20s to low 30s feel about 10 degrees colder. Confidence: high

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Tomorrow Friday): Sunshine is plentiful, but the cold air lingers overhead and the high temperatures are no better than the low to mid-40s. Thankfully, those westerly winds are steadily easing. Confidence: high

Tomorrow evening: The night is calm with calming breezes and partly cloudy skies. Lows drop to the upper 20s to the lower 30s. Confidence: high

The cold air mass is pulling up Saturday. Sunshine is pushing highs in the upper 40s to low 50s to encourage some outdoor activity. The wind is on the light side to boot. The lows fall overnight to the lows to the mid-30s. Confidence: High

Gulf moisture flows to the center of the country Sunday and with a strong westerly upper airflow, cloud cover is likely to increase steadily throughout the day. Highs are preferred to still reach the low 50s. Showers are likely to last into the evening and should be light. Lows hold in the upper 30s to low 40s. Confidence: Average

Clouds are gradually breaking up Monday with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. The partial clearing could allow glimpses of the moon and Mars nearly superimposed in the southeastern evening sky. Confidence: Average

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