Forecast: Overcast, Cool & Damp Through Friday
First totally dry day may not arrive 'til Saturday
FORECAST IN DETAIL
A slow-moving, pesky area of low pressure spinning off the mid-Atlantic will bring thick overcast skies, periods of showers (and, at times heavier rain), and considerably cooler-than-normal temperatures all the way through Friday. During this time some areas may receive upwards of 1" of rain, with the highest amounts likely to be east of immediate metro area. With any luck, high pressure will arrive right in time to bring sunny, dry weather to us this coming weekend. Until then, keep the rain gear handy.
Today (Wednesday): Chances are that conditions today will rather closely mimic those we experienced yesterday. That means overcast skies and a 50/50 shot at periods of drizzle or light rain, especially over the eastern suburbs. It will be breezy too, with a onshore northeasterly wind of 10-15 mph. Highs will primarily be in the mid-70s. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: We'll hold onto overcast skies tonight, with a 60% chance of continued periods of drizzle or light rain; once again, the best chance for precipitation remains to the east of DC. Overnight lows will settle in the low 60s. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the continued damp forecast...
Tomorrow (Thursday): Thursday may end up being the wettest day of the week. We continue with overcast skies, and rain should be somewhat more widespread today (60% chance). Winds from the north at 10-15mph will make it difficult for afternoon highs to push above 70. If you happen to like damp, dreary weather, you'll feel right at home. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Skies remain overcast Thursday night, with a 50/50 chance of showers, especially during the evening (as opposed to overnight) hours. Overnight lows will drop to the low 60s for most areas. Confidence: Medium
Friday's forecast is a bit of a crap shoot at this point, depending on how quickly the remnants of our coastal low push away from the area. I think the day will feature mostly cloudy (as opposed to completely overcast) skies, with a 30% chance of scattered showers, especially during the first half of the day. Somewhat brighter afternoon skies may push afternoon highs into the upper 70s. Mostly cloudy skies Friday night with just the slightest chance of a few stray showers and overnight lows primarily in the mid-60s. Confidence: Low-Medium
Though I can't say with quite as much confidence as I'd like to, it appears that high pressure building over the region on Saturday will act to bring about the first totally dry for most spots since last weekend! We should see at least partly (and perhaps even mostly) sunny skies, with afternoon highs finally returning to "normal" readings in the low 80s. Overnight lows will be in the mid-60s. Confidence: Medium
The outlook for Sunday is for mostly sunny skies with afternoon highs once again in the low 80s and overnight lows in the 60s. Confidence: Medium
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