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Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 03/18/2013

PM Update: Raw and showery through morning, turning milder Tuesday

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Not much fun about today's weather, at least after the morning snow in spots. Afternoon temperatures were a good 20 degrees below normal, and if that wasn't enough, drizzle covered most of the area this afternoon. Showers are also on the increase as the next push of today's multi-part system moves in.


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Through Tonight: Showers overspreading the area should linger off and on through the night. We may see a lull after this batch by late evening or overnight that lasts till the front arrives in the morning, but best bet is to plan on some rain if out and about. Temperatures won't go far, so lows are probably pretty close to evening temperatures. In fact, we might see temps nudge up a tad as we push through the night. Lows range from the mid-30s to near 40.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Showers remain possible in the morning as the last push of the system begins to exit. Unfortunately, that means another unfriendly commute might be on tap. The good news is that skies clear pretty quick by midday, with highs shooting for the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds should be rather strong in the afternoon though, from the northwest, around 15-20 mph with higher gusts.

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Tri-State Tornado anniversary: It's been a quiet March for tornadoes thus far, and that might continue thanks to winter's continued late-season onslaught. However, things generally start ticking up by now, and today's the anniversary of the worst tornado disaster in U.S. record. The March 18, 1925 tornado traveled through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, killing 695 people over about a 4 hours in the afternoon.

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