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PM Update: Staying mainly gray into early Tuesday; central U.S. snow and cold

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Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map. See interactive map on our Weather Wall.

Today’s temperatures mainly in the mid-40s to near 50 were about as mild as we’ve seen in the past eight days. It was our first 50+ in D.C. since November 23. Other than cold air continuing to slowly moderate, clouds dominated the day. Wind thankfully remains basically a non factor. It’s cool tonight and near normal temperature-wise tomorrow.

Through Tonight: Skies continue to stay gray, maybe a random break or two at times. Temperatures aren’t too cold as lows range from near 30 in the chilliest spots to the upper 30s or near 40 downtown. It’s possible some areas of fog form late, maybe even a spot or two of freezing fog. Dew points and temperatures could stay just spread enough not to have any fog formation though. Just a heads up, in case it happens.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Clouds are most numerous in the first half of the day, but we should see at least somewhat clearer times as we get into the midday or afternoon. Highs range from near 50 to the low 50s most spots. Winds are light from the south.

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Logan Circle on Thanksgiving Day. (Clif Burns via Flickr)

Snow and cold: While we sit in weather limbo ahead of more interesting times later this week and  next weekend, a major snowstorm is set to impact parts of the Rockies, the northern Plains, Minnesota and Wisconsin. As much as a foot or more is possible through mid-week in these area, along with temperatures falling way below average in the storm’s wake.

Temperature departures from normal (F) across the north central United States following a storm this week. (
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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