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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/05/2012

Forecast: Highs remain near to above average with minor precipitation threats

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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Chance of a.m. drizzle/flurries. Increasing p.m. sun. Mid-to-upper 40s. | Tonight: Mostly clear. Mid-20s to low 30s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Sprinkles/flurries? Upper 40s to mid-50s. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

Clearing skies later today lead us into a mostly quiet, but not completely uneventful early-to-mid work week. Temperatures head back to near and past 50 Monday and Tuesday, with a few sprinkles or flurries possible tomorrow and perhaps some light rain or snow Wednesday. With Wednesday highs expected in the 40s, we’re not too worried about accumulation, at least for the moment. Mostly we’re just worried about snow lovers suffering winter withdrawal.

Snow Potential Index: 2 (↓) - Monday & Wednesday a few flakes may potentially mix with raindrops. Accumulation unlikely as it appears now - condolences, snow lovers.
 
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Today (Sunday): A few slick spots north and west of town and a chance of morning drizzle or flurries is about all that’s left from last evening’s rain/snow mix. Any remaining accumulated snow in our north & west burbs melts as morning clouds give way to partly to mostly sunny afternoon skies (perhaps leading to another picturesque sunset?). Highs reach the mid-to-upper 40s with light winds. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Mostly clear skies should show us lots of stars. Lows get relatively chilly, in the mid-20s (suburbs) to low 30s (downtown), with light or calm winds. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through midweek...

Tomorrow (Monday): Possibly less sun than originally thought, if a piece of upper-level energy moving through manages to generate partly cloudy skies. Could even see some sprinkles or flurries. Highs range from the upper 40s to the mid-50s depending on how much sun we see. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: A little system centered off the Carolina coast and pulling out to sea may try to clip areas south and east of D.C. with some evening showers (20-30% chance). Otherwise, skies turning mostly clear into the overnight hours allow temperatures to cool to the upper 20s to mid-30s (suburbs to city). Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Tuesday looks mostly sunny for the majority of the day, maybe with increasing clouds in the late afternoon or toward sunset. Highs should climb at least to near 50 with mid-50s possible. Increasing clouds Tuesday night with lows in the 30s. Confidence: Medium

Wednesday appears to feature a good deal of clouds with a 30-40% chance of probably light rain or snow into Wednesday night. As of now, daytime snow accumulation doesn’t look to be much of a concern with highs likely in the 40s. Confidence: Low-Medium

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