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PM Update: Cold rain Wednesday

Many spots neared or touched the 50-degree mark this afternoon. Though 10 degreees below average, the air felt kind of nice standing in the sun. Hopefully, you caught a few rays because they are looking scarce the rest of the work week. It clouds over late tonight, with a cold rain tomorrow, possibly mixed with flakes in a few spots to start with.

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map powered by iMapWeather (base map by Google). Click and hold on map to pan. Double-click to zoom. Refresh page to update. See larger map on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: Skies are partly cloudy early, but become mostly cloudy late at night as weak low pressure approaches from the southwest. There’s a remote (10-20%) chance of light snow by morning, mainly in the far west and southwest suburbs (Loudoun and Fauquier counties). Lows range from near 30 in the colder suburbs to the mid-30s downtown.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Rain is likely to develop throughout the region by mid-to-late morning. It may initially take the form of snow or a mix of rain and snow in the colder suburbs north and west of Fairfax and Montgomery counties. During the afternoon, the entire region is most likely experiencing plain rain, with highs from 40 in the colder suburbs to the mid-40s south and southeast of the District.

See Matt Rogers’ forecast through early next week. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Winter weather advisory for mountains : While rain is likely to be the predominant precipitation type around the metro region tomorrow, snow is forecast for the higher elevations to the west. As such a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the highlands of extreme western Virginia, western Maryland and northeast West Virginia (map) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for 1-3 inches of snow.

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.

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