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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/11/2013

PM Update: Showers arrive tonight, last through Tuesday morning commute

Despite lots of clouds, we’ve been treated to another mild one. If we hit 60, it’s D.C.’s first three day stretch of such warm readings for highs since January. Rain is on the way, but we should stay dry for evening plans anyone might have. However, the heaviest of rain may try to hit during the morning commute, so you might want to plan on some travel trickery, at least here and there.

Through Tonight: High clouds continue to thicken and lower heading through the evening. Showers should generally hold off till late night (midnight’ish), but a passing shower is possible a few hours before that. Even any stuff after midnight should be scattered till the front approaches in the hours around sunrise. Lows range from the mid-40s to near 50. Winds are from the south around 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts prior to the frontal passage.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): The most widespread rains should pass through the area between about 6 a.m. and noon, and probably on the early side of that range. Nothing truly torrential, but enough to snarl some traffic if it is timed right perhaps. The front should clear pretty quick after the heaviest, so showers are largely out of here by early afternoon, with at least some clearing thereafter. Behind the front, winds from the northwest blow around 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts. Highs should head for the upper 50s to low 60s across the area.

See Jason Samenow’s forecast through the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter . For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

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