today is Monday): Overcast skies are the norm, but you probably won't need an umbrella until the trip home. Rain chances increase slowly from the southwest to the northeast after 4 p.m. Clouds remain cool, with highs in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. Confidence: medium-high
Tonight: Rain increases in coverage and intensity as the evening falls. After 10 p.m., widespread and continuous heavy rain is expected. By morning, most places should have 0.5 to 1.0 inches of rain. Low temperatures will drop to near 40 in most places, but temperatures could reach the mid to upper 30s in our cooler areas north and west of the Beltway, where rain could turn to a mix of sleet and snow as dawn approaches. Confidence: medium-high
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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Rain will continue during the morning commute but can mix with wet snow or change color over time, especially north and west of the Ring Road. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. By midday or afternoon, precipitation moves out to the northwest. Skies are partly clear in the afternoon, and it's fairly windy with highs in the 40s to 45s. Winds are coming from the north at 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph or so. Confidence: average
Tomorrow night: The sky is clear, and it remains cool and breezy. Lows will range from the upper 20s to low 30s with winds blowing from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph with some gusts over 20 mph. Confidence: medium-high
Very calm weather prevails Wednesday to Friday. Each day should bring partly sunny skies as highs range from the mid 40s on Wednesday to around 50 on Friday. It's seasonally cool at night, with lows in the mid 20s to 30s. Confidence: medium-high
the weekend It could get a little colder, and we can't rule out some rain and/or snow Saturday night or Saturday; Right now, it doesn't seem like a big deal but it's something to keep an eye on. Although subject to change, Sunday and Monday will likely be dry. Highs over the three days will likely be within a few degrees to 45, with lows mainly in the 30s to 35s. Confidence: Low-Moderate
An assessment of the likelihood of at least one inch of snow falling in the next week, on a scale of 0 to 10.
1/10 (←): We still can't rule out some wet snowflakes falling Tuesday morning, and Saturday could bring more snow, but details are sketchy.