D.C.-area forecast: Chilly through Tuesday, then warmer

A brief snow shower, currently spanning from near Germantown to Glen Burnie is pushing southeast toward the District and its eastern suburbs. As it passes through over the next hour, visibility may drop to around a mile and a brief dusting could occur. Take it slow as roads could briefly turn slick. The forecast below has been updated.

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

3/10: Can’t fall in love with this winter day, with temperatures barely beating freezing.

  • Today: A.M. snow shower, the mostly sunny, blustery. Highs: 31-35
  • Tonight: Clear, calm and cold. Lows: 15-23.
  • Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs: Near 40.

We’re nearing the winter-spring transition and the seasons are waging war. Today and tomorrow, winter has the upper hand, but by Thursday, spring takes command. Friday into the weekend, we’re more on neutral ground.

Today (Monday): After a possible morning snow shower, we have lots of sun, but you’ll want to bundle up with winter jackets, hats and gloves again. Or just cozy up to someone you love to stay warm — it’s Valentine’s Day, after all. Highs reach the low to mid-30s, but it feels like the 20s much of the day as winds from the northwest around 10 mph gust up to 20 mph at times. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Winds settle down. It’s calm and clear but a very cold night. Lows range from the teens in our colder suburbs to the low to mid-20s downtown. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Mostly sunny and still quite chilly. Highs near 40 don’t feel too bad, though, as we won’t have much wind to speak of. Confidence: High

Tomorrow night: Another clear and crisp night but not as cold as Monday night. Lows are mostly in the 20s, except near 30 downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

Partly sunny skies on Wednesday and turning milder. Highs should reach 50 to 55 degrees, although there’s an outside chance a wedge of cooler air lingers, holding us back in the 40s. Partly to mostly cloudy at night, with lows of 40 to 45. Confidence: Medium-High

Temperatures may well take off on Thursday, with highs topping 60 degrees. However, clouds increase and showers and possibly thunderstorms could approach late in the day. The chance of rain and storms increases overnight, with lows near 40. Confidence: Medium

Some rain could linger into early Friday, but skies should eventually clear, with highs near 50. Clear and cold Friday night, with lows in the 30s to near 40. Confidence: Medium

The weekend, at the moment, looks tranquil and seasonably cool. We should have sunshine both days, highs close to 50 and lows within a few degrees of 30. Confidence: Medium

A daily assessment of the potential for at least 1 inch of snow in the next week, on a zero-to-10 scale.

0/10 (↓): Snow lovers won’t feel the love this Valentine’s week.

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