D.C.-area forecast: A windy chill today, beautiful tomorrow, and another cold front early week

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

4/10: Some sun, and it’s Saturday. But lots of wind and below-normal temperatures aren’t the most pleasant combo.

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Partly sunny. Windy Highs: Mid-50s to low 60s. Tonight: Mostly clear, breezy. Lows: Upper 30s to mid-40s. Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid-to-upper 60s.

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FORECAST IN DETAIL

If you’re among those who disliked all the warm weather of the workweek, today is your day. Sort of. It’s not the most pleasant cool day we could have as winds gust strongly throughout. But it’s not humid, and it’s not feeling like late summer instead of late October. And if you were hoping for some middle ground, tomorrow should be more your style.

Today (Saturday): As a storm continues to strengthen while heading north through New England, a strong pressure change between it and high pressure to the southwest will keep winds roaring today. Clouds seem likely to be most numerous in the early morning and again by midday or afternoon, but sunshine and clouds may be mixed for most of the daytime given very cold air aloft. Winds blow from the northwest around 20 to 30 mph much of the time, probably peaking in the midday to afternoon. Some gusts may reach or top 40 to 45 mph. Any shower risk is pretty minor. The best odds are near sunrise and maybe very isolated later in the day. Highs range from the mid-50s to low 60s, but they may be bunched in that range depending on sunnier versus cloudier conditions. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: Wind speeds get cut in half by late evening and then slowly diminish thereafter. It’s still breezy, but nothing notable. Keeping the air mixed does help keep it from reaching its coldest potential. Still, it’s a seasonably cold air mass, so many places head into the 30s. A range is probably something like 36 to 45, with most places in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Sunday): Today may be too much too soon. Tomorrow is perhaps just right. The main downside from here seems to be wind, although it’ll be much lighter than today. Otherwise, we’ve got lots of sun, and warmer temperatures. Highs are mainly in the mid-and-upper 60s, or right about average for this time of year. Winds are still up around 10 mph with higher gusts, but much less problematic than recently. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: We get a brief surge of milder air out ahead of another cold front, which means temperatures are up a good 10 degrees in many spots compared to tonight. A range from the upper 40s to mid-50s seems about right overall. Skies are mostly clear, and winds are light. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Monday should be a lot like Sunday. In other words, very nice! Skies are largely sunny and temperatures are in the mid-60s to near 70. Fairly standard for this time of the year, and no complaints here (well, other than Monday). Another cold front passes at night, sending cooler air in once again, as lows reach the near 40 to mid-40s range. Confidence: Medium

We’re back into the chill on Tuesday. With chillier air tends to come wind. This is no exception. Highs are mostly in the mid-50s to around 60, and skies are again rather sunny. It’s definitely feeling like fall! Confidence: Medium

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