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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/10/2013

D.C. area forecast: Monday morning rush looking wet; could midweek storm bring anything white?

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Partly sunny. Mid-40s. | Tonight: Showers likely late. Mid-to-upper 30s. | Tomorrow: Morning rain likely, p.m. clearing. Mid-50s to low 60s. | A Look Ahead | 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


Without the winds, some sun and seasonable temps bump the digit past the halfway mark. 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: 4 (↑) - Watching Wed-Wed night and next weekend for potential storms. Snow possible but not a sure bet with either yet. Get the SPI on Twitter | Discuss on Facebook

FORECAST IN DETAIL


Our weekend closes out on a high note today as partial sunshine doesn’t have to compete with whipping winds to bring us up to seasonable temperatures. Unfortunately, things head back downhill late tonight as rain showers arrive and threaten to make for a soggy Monday morning commute. By midweek we have another storm system moving our way. Could this one be more white than wet?

Today (Sunday): The second half of the weekend shows a marked improvement over the first. Gone are the whipping winds, and following a chilly start temperatures are on the increase as well. Mostly sunny skies early gradually give way to increasing clouds as our next cold front moves closer, but they should be high and thin enough to still allow some sun to shine through. Highs reach the mid-40s with not much wind chill to speak of. Confidence: High

Tonight: Clouds thicken during the evening and rain showers likely arrive from west to east between midnight and 4 a.m. The rain should start light with coverage and intensity probably increasing toward dawn. Overnight lows are safely above freezing in the mid-to-upper 30s. Confidence: Medium-High

Is snow in the forecast? Keep reading for the forecast through midweek...

Tomorrow (Monday): Really? Must we start the work week with a gloomy, rainy Monday? Unfortunately that’s the way it looks, at least in the morning. The rain may be rather soaking during the morning commute, then should taper and exit from west to east around 10 a.m. to noon. Increasing afternoon sun and mild breezes from the south/southwest are a saving grace as they help boost highs to the mid-50s to low 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Winds remain somewhat breezy behind the cold front, but temperatures are still on the mild side after the mild daytime highs. Lows should end up in the mid-30s to low 40s under partly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

Despite Monday’s cold front, we still find ourselves under the influence of a mild breeze from the west on Tuesday. That should help afternoon highs reach near 50 to the low 50s with partly sunny skies. Clouds increase Tuesday night ahead of our next system, with lows near 30 to the mid-30s. Confidence: Medium

Wednesday into Wednesday night brings our next shot at wintry precipitation. It’s unclear as of now how much moisture we’ll get from a developing coastal storm and if temperatures would be cold enough for significant snow, but there’s enough potential to watch things closely. Daytime highs should reach near 40 to the mid-40s. Confidence: Low

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