For the first time since Monday afternoon, Reagan National rose above 32 degrees this afternoon. Most of us chill back down into the teens tonight before rebounding to 40 or so Friday, which feels almost balmy.
Through Tonight: Mostly clear skies early become partly cloudy overnight. It’s still plenty cold, with lows dipping into the low-to-mid teens in the colder suburbs to around 20 downtown. Winds are light, becoming out of the south around 5 mph.
Tomorrow (Friday): Flow from the south (albeit weak) brings a return of milder air, but considerable cloud cover at times puts the brakes on any big warm-up. Highs range from the upper 30s to low 40s (northwest to southeast). Winds from the south are around 5-10 mph.
Big Island (Hawaii) snow: Heavy snow has fallen at the summit of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on Hawaii’s Big Island. At towering altitudes (Mauna Loa: 13,678 ft.; Mauna Kea: 13,796), snow on these peaks is not uncommon. A winter storm warning had been in effect through noon local time yesterday (Wednesday) according to BigIslandVideoNews.com. You can see live views of the snow covered Mauna Loa Observatory on NOAA’s Web site. The University of Hawaii Web site has views from Mauna Kea.
— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) January 30, 2014