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PM Update: A few showers possible into tonight, also a bit of fog

After morning iciness, the area has warmed to a range between near 40 and the mid-40s this afternoon. Not quite toasty, but enough to remove any of the earlier concerns. Warmer air will continue to push in ahead of a developing storm to the west. But, we’ll also be dealing with a fair amount of clouds as well. So, it may feel a little more springlike—at least for a time—yet we’ll still have a bit of that mid-winter gloom to deal with.

Through Tonight: A few showers may continue to dot the area through the evening, and perhaps as late as around midnight. Even after midnight, it might not be totally dry, as temperatures nearing dew points may set the stage for a little fog or drizzle, especially in sheltered locations. Lows make the mid-30s to near 40. Winds are light from the south and southwest.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Fog is possible into the morning, and we probably don’t see a ton of sun overall, though we might get a few peeks here and there. Highs should head for 50 or higher. It’s a bit tricky to say how high, as there is some indication they’ll push well into the 50s or even near 60. For now, it’s probably safest to go with near 50 to mid-50s. Just don’t be surprised if it’s on the warm side of that. There could be a light shower midday, but nothing major.

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Central U.S. storm: We’ve already got a fairly active weather map today across the country, and it’s only going to get moreso tomorrow and Wednesday. A low pressure system forming in the southern Plains tonight into tomorrow is set to kick off a significant severe weather episode over the South, where a Moderate Risk is up for Tuesday, as well as dropping snow to the northwest of its track. In addition to temporarily pumping up the warm air around here the next few days, we’ll be looking at a wind and rain threat come late Wednesday.

Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.


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