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PM Update: Warmth to wane, wet Wednesday on way

Our topsy turvy weather week rolls on. After yesterday’s snow and 30s, we rebounded with sunny low 50s today (6 out of 10 days this January have surpassed 50). Wednesday gives us a different flavor: 40s with rain, becoming heavy late.

Through Tonight: Skies are mainly clear to partly cloudy early, with lowering and thickening clouds by morning. Lows range from the low-to-mid 30s downtown to the upper 20s in the colder suburbs. Winds are light.

Wednesday: Skies become overcast by mid-morning with rain developing between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from southwest to northeast. Rain may become heavy at times during the afternoon and the evening commute looks to be an unpleasant washout. The clouds and rain hold temperatures in the low 40s northwest (where a few pellets of sleet could mix in at the onset) to the mid-to-upper 40s south and southeast. Winds are from the east around 10 mph.

By the time the rain ends just after midnight Wednesday night (Thursday morning), around one inch of rain is possible.

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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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