Forecast: Thursday rain threat as cold remains
Weekend highs only near 50. Then warmer?
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updated at 9:55 a.m.
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Admit it... Some of you thought maybe, just maybe, last year's ridiculous winter meant we'd get this winter off. Alas, only a few days into November it's become quite clear that winter will settle in sooner or later, just as it always does. In fact, highs over the next several days, especially this weekend, aren't that unlike what we'd see on the milder of winter days. The good news for those not ready to give up on fall is that, after rain chances late tonight into tomorrow and a pretty chilly weekend, a warming trend looks likely for next week.
Today (Wednesday): It's another frosty start with morning commute temperatures in the 30s (suburbs) to near 40 (downtown). Through the morning into midday, the District is the battle line between a fair amount of sun to the north and a fair amount of clouds to the south (though much of the area could temporarily turn mostly sunny sometime during the late morning into early afternoon). A light afternoon breeze from the south/southeast should help highs a little higher than yesterday -- to the mid-50s. Most everyone should become mostly cloudy as the afternoon wears on. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Skies become overcast and showers are a decent bet (60% chance), mainly after midnight, as low pressure off the N.C. coast begins to move north. The clouds and onshore flow from the southeast keep us considerably less chilly than the previous few nights with lows in the 40s. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Thursday): Rain is likely through the morning into the early-to-mid afternoon as low pressure tracks up the coast, then rain chances gradually decrease during the mid-to-late afternoon. The rain and mostly cloudy skies put a pretty low ceiling on high temps -- probably from near 50 to the low 50s. As of now, somewhere around 0.5"-0.75" is the best guess for rain totals. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: There's a chance that a trailing coastal low-pressure area tries to clip us with additional showers (30-40% chance). More likely, it stays far enough off the coast to leave us dry or mostly dry (60-70% chance) but with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Lows drop back to near 40. Confidence: Low-Medium
Friday doesn't start frigid in terms of morning lows -- around 40. But 10-15 mph breezes from the northwest chill us all day long, limiting highs to near 50 or in the low 50s with partly sunny skies and the chance of an isolated shower. Friday night lows fall to the 30s for most spots Confidence: Medium
Those chilly breezes continue Saturday with partly sunny skies and still the chance of an isolated shower. Winds should scale back a bit on Sunday as skies go mostly sunny. Both days are cold with morning lows in the 30s and afternoon highs only around 50. Confidence: Medium-High
Good news for warmer-weather fans: Next week's highs should move closer to and eventually above average, which for the second week of November is around 60.
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