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PM Update: Quiet before the storm; flood watch Tuesday afternoon and evening

In our below average temperature regime of late, today was a nice respite from the chill as temperatures rose to highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Sunshine that was plentiful early in the day has dwindled, and we’ll stick with mostly cloudy conditions tonight and probably through tomorrow.

Through Tonight: It’s pretty quiet out there through the evening and that generally continues through the night. With the extra clouds around, temperatures only make the mid-30s to near 40 most spots -- maybe some low 30s here and there. Most of the night should be dry, but a sprinkle is possible at any time, and scattered showers (perhaps mixed with some flakes) may be roaming as we head into the pre-dawn hours.

Tomorrow (Thursday): A scattered rain or snow shower may be around early, then maybe an isolated sprinkle later in the day. With some luck, we’ll see a few breaks in the sky cover, but mostly cloudy should do it overall. Highs range from the upper 40s to low-or-mid 50s.

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Dry out west: California has been dry so far this year, which is unfortunate since winter is when most of the rain falls out there. NWS San Francisco posted some data showing that many towns and cities near the bay area are running near the driest on record for the first two months of 2013. San Francisco itself is currently 5th driest on record, dating back to the mid 1800s.

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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