It sure has been a wet weekend around these parts. In fact, it’s really been a wet month of February in general for the Washington area. Perhaps the only saving grace is that the temperature is in the 60s, which was certainly warm enough to crack open a few windows this afternoon. More rain is on its way later tonight before temperatures tumble back into winter mode for Monday.
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Through tonight: It’s staying mostly dry for the first part of the evening, except in areas south and east of the District, where showers remain. An approaching cold front will finally move through our region overnight, but not before kicking off another round of showers out ahead of the boundary. Light rain with some embedded pockets of heavier rain will spread from west to east after 9 p.m., eventually clearing the metro region after midnight. Temperatures will stay well above normal, in the low to mid 60s, until the wee hours of the morning, when temperatures will fall off dramatically and settle in the low 40s right around sunrise. Humidity is running high as well, with dew points stuck in the low 60s until the aforementioned frontal passage. Some patchy fog is likely to develop early before the front moves through.
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Tomorrow (Monday): Much cooler conditions to start the day on Monday, with widespread temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s. More showers are likely to develop in the morning, especially south and east of the city. We should finally dry out regionwide by midday Monday, though we will remain stuck in the clouds for the remainder of the day. Temperatures will continue to fall into the 30s through midday before we rise a few degrees in the afternoon with highs in the low 40s. Winds will be out of the north at 10-15 mph. There will be partial clearing and colder temperatures tomorrow night, with lows in the mid- to upper 20s.
Goodbye, winter? I’ll admit it, I am getting ready to throw in the towel. It felt like our only chance at a moderate to big snowstorm was going to be in late January to early February and it’s fair to say that we have missed that chance. Now, with a blockbuster displacement of the polar vortex pushing all the cold air over Europe and Russia, we might be completely out of snow chances.
Sure, we can never completely write off an early March snow event. But looking at the pattern over the East Coast for the remainder of February, I feel safe saying we are more likely to be wearing shorts than sporting shovels.
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