Unsettled weather promises to plague the D.C. area Thursday-Friday thanks to a vigorous vortex plunging towards and then curling around the region

A storm will either come up the East Coast or drift out to sea later this week. The D.C. area could get drenched or a mere graze.

Much to the chagrin of snow lovers, little cold air will feed into this storm so much of the region is favored to receive more rain than snow

Enough cold air may linger over western parts of the region for a little ice late tonight before turning to all rain.

Most of the East Coast, and in particular the I-95 corridor, can expect at least rain, possibly mixing with or changing to snow during the later half of Wednesday.

Gusty winds have brought down branches in New England, with widespread rainfall totals of two to three inches, and up to size inches in isolated areas.

Rain in the Mid-Atlantic is expected to let up on Wednesday afternoon and evening as the storm pushes further north.

The second coastal storm of the fall is about two days away from spinning up off the Mid-Atlantic coast.

The storm has an impressive feed of moisture which is surging up the East Coast, originating just north of Cuba.

It hasn't rained in Washington more than a trace in the last 10 days. That's all about to change.

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