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Temperatures drop to near freezing tonight ahead of a Sunday that won't be very sunny.

  • Greg Porter
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  • 10 hours ago
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Mon.

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39° /55°

Tue.

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We're getting at least a short break in the active pattern of late, but it will stay mostly cool.

We've got a much-needed break in the storminess on tap.

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, a tricky forecast has too many complex variables to overcome.

The heavy snow turned rush hour into total traffic chaos.

If you feel like it's been raining a lot, you're quite right.

We’ve mapped the snow coverage, and explain how this bizarre, much too-early storm unfolded.

Sun is back, as are drier conditions. The main thing missing is warmer temperatures.

  • A. Camden Walker
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  • 1 day ago
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Some refreeze and slick spots are possible, especially north and west. It remains gusty into Friday as this nor'easter pulls away.

Some delays are reasonably likely in the region's northern and western areas that got walloped by snow.

Cold, soaking rain followed one to two inches of snow, the most in November since 1989.

A supersized snow band is set to move through the region.

  • Matthew Cappucci
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  • 2 days ago
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The first snow is always special.

A fire official said Paradise, Calif., resembled “Armageddon." A resident said the devastation “looked like Iraq.”

A coating or more of snow and sleet is possible in our colder areas, as well as a glaze of freezing rain.

It won't get ugly until near sunrise. Then it could be pretty ugly.

Delays or cancellations are likely in our far-western and northern counties, with decreasing odds as you head to the southeast.

The calendar might say November, but the weather-map thinks its winter.

We explain snow, sleet, freezing rain and how they are alike and different.

A mix of sleet, snow, and freezing rain is likely early Thursday. Seriously.

We're mostly in the calm before the (next) storm through tomorrow.

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Sun.

partlycloudyday
35° /50°

Mon.

partlycloudyday
39° /55°

Tue.

partlycloudyday
42° /50°

Wed.

sunny_clear
32° /44°

Thu.

sunny_clear
28° /39°

Fri.

sunny_clear
23° /43°
National Airport
Dulles
BWI

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Record rain tracker

58.53”

2018's rainfall total

Record amount

61.33” from 1889

Other wettest years

60.83” (2003), 60.09” (1878), 58.17” (1886), 57.54” (1948)

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