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Forecast: Sunny Boxing day, Tuesday torrent, then tranquil

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day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

Sunny, breezy, chilly - good enough for walking/shopping
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Today: Mostly sunny. 45-50. | Tonight: Increasing clouds. 30-38. | Tuesday: Rain likely. 45-50. | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


Welcome to the one year anniversay of the Boxing Day blizzard, known locally as No-mageddon, as the snow skipped over Washington. This year, it’s not even a close call for any snow, with high pressure and sunny skies. No snow (likely) Tuesday either, just rain. Then a dry stretch begins Wednesday.

””Snow Potential Index: 1 (→) - Tiny chance rain ends as a few snow showers outer burbs Tuesday night.
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Today (Monday): Similar to Christmas Day, brilliant sunshine fills the skies, moderating the chill from a fresh northwest breeze at 10 to 15 mph. But it’s fairly brisk in the shade, so layer accordingly. Highs range from the mid-40s in the northern suburbs to 50 south of town. Confidence: High

Tonight: Skies are clear early, but clouds increase late at night. Lows range from the 30 in the cooler suburbs to the mid-to-upper 30s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock. Keep reading for the forecast through the midweek...

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Rain (possibly mixing with a few sleet pellets at the onset north and west) moves in during the mid-to-late morning hours and may be heavy at times through the afternoon. An inch or so of rain is possible, with highs 45-50. Winds are from the south at around 10-15 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Rain ends during the evening and it turns windy and colder. There’s an outside chance (20%) the rain briefly mixes with or changes to sleet and snow before ending in the far north and west suburbs. Lows range from 31-36 (suburbs to city). Confidence: Medium


Wednesday through Friday are partly to mostly sunny as high pressure builds back over the region. Wednesday’s the chilliest day of the bunch with highs in the mid-40s. By Thursday, highs moderate to near 50 and into the low-to-mid 50s Friday. Overnight lows range from the mid-20s in the colder suburbs to the low 30s downtown. Confidence: Medium

For New Year’s Eve, it turns partly to mostly cloudy as a cold front approaches. The front could produce a sprinkle, with highs near 50. We should see clearing to ring in the New Year Saturday night, with lows 30-35 (suburbs to city). Confidence: Low-Medium

On New Year’s day, at least the first half of the day looks sunny, before clouds may move in some time later in the day. It remains a bit milder than average with highs 45-50. Confidence: Low-Medium

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.


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