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We're a bit milder by this weekend, as we inch closer to making this D.C.'s wettest year on record.

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You'll probably still want various levels of bundled up.

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Mostly sunny, tranquil weather today and tomorrow before unsettled conditions return Thursday. Heavy rain possible on Friday.

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This midwinter weather isn't giving up just yet, but milder times seem to be brewing.

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Since 1970, Houston's average yearly rainfall has ticked up from 47 inches to about 53.

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Some areas saw a winter's worth of snow from this one storm.

Temperatures are below normal to start the week. Later this week, we could break our all-time yearly rainfall record.

By midnight, the snow should be over in most areas.

Accumulating snow is likely to remain a good distance south of the Beltway, but light amounts are possible as close as Fredericksburg.

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Bundle up with cloudy skies, chilly temperatures, and maybe flurries or a little light snow.

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There has been something of a north trend with the anticipated snow shield.

The high pressure behind the midwinter chill is working to keep that storm mainly south.

Temperatures more typical of midwinter have settled in.

'I will never do this again – get excited about a snow storm that will only serve to break my heart.'

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The heaviest snow should target the mountains of North Carolina. Snow prospects in Virginia are iffy.

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Up to 60 shooting stars per hour will be visible on Thursday night.

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At a Glance

Wed.

partlycloudyday
31° /43°

Thu.

partlycloudyday
32° /45°

Fri.

rain
34° /51°
Drop 70%

Sat.

rain
44° /54°
Drop 70%

Sun.

rain
39° /49°
Drop 30%

Mon.

partlycloudyday
36° /49°
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Record rain tracker

60.78”

2018's rainfall total

Record amount

61.33” from 1889

Other wettest years

60.83” (2003), 60.09” (1878), 58.17” (1886), 57.54” (1948)

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