It was a bright and beautiful morning, and then clouds took over again this afternoon. Despite an increasing sun angle, temperatures only made it to near or just above freezing locally. That’s on the cold side for mid-February. A few sprinkles mixed with graupel and/or sleet that materialized this afternoon won’t amount to much. They should also end pretty quickly this evening. Then it’s just a mixed sky with clouds tending to win out through tomorrow.
Through Tonight: A couple mixed precipitation showers that moved into the area this afternoon might persist a short time longer, but they are generally waning into the night. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are the rule, otherwise. Lows make the upper 20s to mid-30s.
View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post.
Tomorrow (Wednesday): We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds for the day, although odds are good we’ll end up with more clouds than sun. Breaks are likely the most numerous during the morning into midday, with clouds thickening again in the afternoon. There’s some question about high temperatures, largely thanks to cloud cover. I think at least mid-50s seem doable, and perhaps higher. We could see some showers as we head toward evening.
Making snow: If you’ve been watching the Winter Olympics, you may have heard that PyeongChang has a snow problem. In fact, up to 98 percent of it is man-made. If you’re wondering how the snow is made, Cosmos has a cool new explainer on that.
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