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D.C.-area forecast: Drying out today with a gusty breeze. Next storm arrives late Friday.

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

5/10: The lingering gusty breeze is annoying, but it does help dry us out. And it’s still on the mild side with partial sun.

  • Today: Partly sunny with a gusty breeze. Highs: Upper 40s to low 50s.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear, diminishing winds. Lows: Upper 20s to mid-30s.
  • Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, mild afternoon. Highs: Low to mid-50s.

After around 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain across the region on Tuesday, we’ll dry out today as winds remains rather breezy. Thursday looks like the pick of the week as temperatures stay on the mild side. Our next storm arrives with more rain later on Friday into Friday night, followed by a colder weekend and the return of gusty winds.

Today (Wednesday): A stray shower could linger early this morning, then turning partly sunny and remaining breezy. Temperatures are still on the mild side, starting in the low to mid-40s this morning and reaching afternoon highs in the upper 40s to near 50. Winds come from the west around 15-20 mph with gusts near 35 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Winds finally diminish during the evening and become light overnight. Lows drop back to the upper 20s to mid-30s under mostly clear skies. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Thursday): Nice-looking day for January with mostly sunny skies and only a bit of a breeze from the southwest. Temperatures trend a touch milder with highs in the low to mid-50s. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Continued mostly clear and dry with lows in the upper 20s to mid-30s. Confidence: High

Our next storm is inbound Friday with increasing clouds, afternoon temperatures climbing through the 40s to near 50, and rain arriving by late afternoon or early evening. Friday evening looks rainy, but mild as we warm into the 50s to near 60. The storm is a quick-hitter with the rain exiting overnight, which should limit rainfall to under an inch. Winds ramp up again Friday night as we drop into the 40s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Partly to mostly sunny and windy Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures should hold in the 40s on Saturday, dip to the mid-20s to near 30 Saturday night, and only reach highs in the upper 30s to mid-40s on Sunday. Winds could gust 30-40 mph on Saturday, then still breezy but probably less gusty on Sunday. Confidence: Medium

Sunday night lows sink back into the 20s, followed by a cold MLK Monday with highs in the mid-30s to low 40s again and lighter winds. Models have gone back and forth on whether we might see some snow develop at some point on Monday. At this point it’s too early to say anything with confidence. Confidence: Low

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