Rain, heavy at times earlier today, is moving away from the region, after dropping generally 0.4-0.8” (some locally higher totals near/over 1”). High temperatures, ranging from the 40s to low 50s, gradually fall off when a cold front moves through tonight, clearing us out for a cool and windy Wednesday.
Through Tonight: Skies partially clear this evening as a cold front punches through the region. Steady temperatures in the 40s (west) to low 50s (east) begin to fall as the evening wears on. Low temperatures by early morning range from the low 30s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-to-upper 30s downtown. Winds come in from the west and increase to 10-20 mph by morning, with higher gutsts.
Wednesday: It’s mostly sunny but windy and colder. Highs only reach the mid-40s, with winds from the west at 15-25 with some gusts in the 30-40 mph range. Wind chills are in the 30s. Dress warmly.
Venus and moon pairing up tonight: If you missed it last night, skies may clear sufficiently to see Venus and the moon in close conjunction through about 2.5 hours after sunset. Space.com says Venus is shining “exceptionally brightly” and writes: The moon will appear about 10 degrees (the width of your closed fist at arm’s length) above Venus for skywatchers with clear weather and an unobstructed southern view.