10 p.m. Update: After not reaching the ground for much of the evening, some snowflakes have finally been reported across much of the area. Some areas mainly from around I-95 to the south and east could see a quick dusting as the activity heads off to the southeast over the next hour or so.
From 4:20 p.m.... The chill that settled in early in the week seems to be in no major rush to leave, at least not just yet. Partly thanks to lots of clouds, today’s temperatures have struggled to even make it to the 30s, with many places just barely getting there or to right around freezing. By tomorrow we rise back to near normal, then we get another taste of warmth.
Through Tonight: The general story remains clouds and chilly temperatures. But thanks to the clouds, it won’t be quite as chilly as recent nights. Temperatures probably won’t even fall all that far from where they are in the early evening, heading toward lows mainly in the mid-and-upper 20s. As noted earlier, there’s a slight chance of a few snowflakes early and late, though it appears they’ll be largely inconsequential if they occur. Still, worth keeping an eye on given the recent cold which would aid sticking.
Tomorrow (Thursday): It might seem like a walk in the park as we return to temperatures near normal for this time of year. Partly sunny skies and afternoon readings making the mid-40s or thereabouts should feel pretty decent comparatively. Breezes are light and not a major problem.
The no sub-40-degree high streak: We finally had a day with a high temperature below 40 yesterday. But, did you know the 10 months and 12 days between February 22, 2011 and yesterday (during which highs were 40 or higher) was the longest streak on record in D.C.? It beat out the previous record holder that occurred during 1997 by 3 days.