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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/04/2013

D.C. area forecast: Clipper mania continues with more bouts of snow showers

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy, snow showers possible late. 34-38. | Tonight: Snow showers, especially early. 26-30. | Tomorrow: Variably cloudy, chance of flurries late. Near 40. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

TODAY'S DAILY DIGIT

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


Cloudy, chilly, with late day snow showers tantalizing snow lovers wanting more. Get the Digit on Twitter| Discuss on Facebook

SNOW POTENTIAL INDEX

A daily assessment of the potential for *accumulating* snow for the next week on a 0-10 scale. More info


SPI: 6 (→) Dusting chances tonight and Tuesday before snow prospects evaporate. Get the SPI on Twitter | Discuss on Facebook

FORECAST IN DETAIL


Snow has sprayed but failed to stay and lay since Friday. It’s the same deal for the start of this week until this flaky pattern breaks down, and it slowly trends milder during the second half of the week. By that time, any weather systems passing by produce rain showers not snow.

Today (Monday): There may be some intervals of sunshine in the morning as high pressure briefly slides overhead. But then another clipper streaks towards the region, with clouds increasing and, by late afternoon, a chance of snow flurries and showers, especially west of the District. Highs are mostly in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds are from the west around 10 mph. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: A good chance of snow showers in the evening, perhaps enough to put down a dusting to half inch, especially north of the District. Any snow gradually winds down towards pre-dawn, with lows 25-30 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Mostly cloudy but not quite as cold. A few snow flurries are possible, with highs 36-41. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: One final clipper disturbance swings by, with a possible final round of snow shower or flurries (northern areas favored) late at night. Lows range from 25-30 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

High pressure builds into the region, putting an end to the flurry-fest. Both Wednesday and Thursday are partly to mostly sunny with highs 40-45, and lows in the 20s to near 30. Confidence: Medium

A weak cold front slides into the region Friday, with a wave low pressure along it passing to our north. That gives us a chance of rain showers, possibly mixed with sleet and/or freezing rain in outlying areas to the north and west. Highs are 40-45, with lows 30-35.. Confidence: Medium

The weekend looks decent at this point with partly sunny skies and highs in the 40s to near 50 both days, and overnight lows from the mid-20s to low 30s (downtown). Confidence: Medium

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