What’s this? I have to wear my winter jacket again? After a brief return today to what winter should feel like, we quickly transition back into mild, springlike weather for the start of the workweek.
Through Tonight: Mostly clear through midnight with increasing clouds overnight. Winds will relax toward sunset, with less frequent gusts. Slightly higher-than-normal uncertainty with overnight temperatures depending on when clouds build back in the region. Current thinking is that most of the metro locations stay above freezing, with overcast skies in place by 1 to 2 a.m. Lows ranging from 34 to 38 degrees in the cities and from 28 to 32 degrees in the suburbs. Potential exists for slightly lower temperatures if clouds build a few hours later.
View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post.
Tomorrow (Monday): We return to above-normal temperatures tomorrow, but the trade-off means we are stuck with clouds for the day. Southwest winds will supply lots of upper-level moisture, which will keep the sun hidden under overcast skies. Mild again with high temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s. Cloudy tomorrow night with an increasing chance of late showers. Low temperatures in the low to mid-40s.
RIP Bill Paxton: He was the most unlikely of candidates, but actor Bill Paxton, whose death was announced this morning at age 61, was a hero for generations of meteorologists. His co-starring role as Bill “The Extreme” Harding in the 1996 film “Twister” holds a special place in the hearts of weather nerds all around the world. It’s hard to quantify the importance of that film for so many meteorologists, weather enthusiasts and atmospheric scientists, with many referencing the film as the catalyst for their pursuit of a degree or career in weather. So it should come as no surprise that when news broke of Paxton’s passing, the weather world took to social media to pay its last respects to a man and a film that carried more meaning than perhaps Paxton ever knew.
I saw Twister premier in Atlanta and met Bill Paxton. He was honored to play the part and had a ball doing it!
RIP Bill Paxton https://t.co/3eeZNiUqch
— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) February 26, 2017
— Seth Darling (@Weatherman_Seth) February 26, 2017
— Matt Lanza (@mattlanza) February 26, 2017
A small piece of all meteorologists worldwide dies with this sad news. RIP Bill Paxton, aka "Bill Harding" from the blockbuster hit Twister https://t.co/pFxFHbeHTS
— Michael Ventrice (@MJVentrice) February 26, 2017
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