A sunny start to the workweek turned cloudier with time today. High temperatures were near-normal, in the low and mid-50s most spots. We’ve got another day of mild readings tomorrow before a cold front sends us cooler air for the middle of the week.

Through Tonight: An area of showers and storms — currently in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan — might swing through our region tonight. If so, it’s late night and probably fairly brief. We could see some quick downpours, though. Other than that, skies are partly to mostly cloudy as lows range from the upper 30s to mid-40s.

View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Temperatures warm up further out ahead of the next cold front. We should see quite a few clouds, but I think the day is dry. Afternoon readings head for the near-60-to-mid-60s zone. Just a few showers are possible as the front passes, late evening or overnight.


Looking like spring on the season’s first day. (chasingmailboxes via Flickr)

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Uncertainty: There was a bit of a storm that brewed over the blizzard last week. Up in and around New York City, the forecasts missed in the transition zone. While the event was very well predicted on a large scale, the “bust” in a high population zone caused plenty of grief. If nothing else, it was a reminder that “busts” can happen in part because of confusion over what the outcomes may be. Scientific American explores the issue in depth in a great article on the subject.

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