Forecast: Gloomy Friday; Saturday/Sunday Slop?
Weekend storm still taking shape. How wintry?
Today: Batches of rain. Mid 40s. | Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. Upper 30s | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Near 40. | Tomorrow Night & Sunday: Wintry mix changing to cold rain. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
This is quite a gloomy streak of gray weather, and it will continue. With clouds being a constant, the only thing really to forecast over the next few days is temperature and precipitation. Today's the easy part -- 40s with some rain. Saturday night and Sunday? Not so straightforward.
Today (Friday): Another dank, dismal day is on hand for our Friday. Rain showers move in during the morning and stick around into the afternoon. With the center of the storm passing to our north, showers will likely be steadier and heavier the further north you are, and lighter and more intermittent the further south. Cloudy skies will limit highs to the mid 40s. Rain should diminish by late afternoon or early evening. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Clouds may break at times overnight; we'll call it partly to mostly cloudy. Lows won't dip too far because of said cloud cover... into the upper 30s. Breezes will be from a cool, northerly direction, but only about 5 to 10 mph. Confidence: High
How wintry does the weather look for the weekend? Read on...
Tomorrow (Saturday): Not a pristine day, by any means, but at least we'll have a break from our recent dampness. Breezes from the northeast will keep us socked-in with mostly cloudy skies. Highs only near 40. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: It could prove to be an interesting night. But wintry conditions won't be cataclysmic by any means. Overnight lows will be borderline for freezing, in the low 30s, as precipitation develops. That means the potential for a wintry mix. Minor accumulations are possible by morning, but at this point I wouldn't say probable. As usual, it's likely to be colder and thus more wintry the further you go north and west of the District. Confidence: Low-Medium
Sunday: Precipitation continues into the morning, but temperatures at all levels should be on their way up. How quickly and how high is the question. It looks like most of us should be above freezing and seeing mostly plain rain by sunrise or shortly thereafter, but there's still some uncertainty. The storm could be out of here as early as midday, with highs in the mid 30s to low 40s and winds picking up behind the storm during the afternoon. Maybe even some partial clearing of late-day skies. Confidence: Low-Medium
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy with blustery winds. By dawn, low temperatures will dip into the 20s. Confidence: Medium-High
Monday may break our streak of gloomy skies with partly to mostly sunny conditions. But C-O-L-D. We're talking highs that may struggle to break the low 30s. And quite windy, too. Confidence: Medium-high
Tuesday should stay precipitation-free, but continued cold. Highs in the 30s. Confidence: Medium
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