Warmer air has been making itself known, but it has been a slow and gradual process. High temperatures trying for the mid-50s are a bit warmer than usual for the date. Some sunshine was an added bonus, among the mostly cloudy skies. Clouds continue to float by tonight and tomorrow, plus a few raindrops are possible along with increasingly warm temperatures.

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Through Tonight: Some showers are likely at times this evening and overnight. The most widespread and consistent activity seems likely to focus on the late evening into the early overnight period. This activity should mostly end by sunrise, and I doubt it amounts to much. Lows are mainly in the mid-40s to around 50.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Thursday): We’re basking in real warmth ahead of a cold front. It’s not a particularly beautiful day, as clouds tend to win out. It’s also increasingly muggy, as highs reach the near-70 to mid-70s zone. I think most of the day ends up dry, although a few showers are possible, especially in the afternoon or evening.

A beautiful sunset in Montgomery County. (Martin Radigan via Flickr)

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Unnecessarily windy: Weather at this year’s Winter Olympics has caused all sorts of debate. Too much cold, not enough real snow. Now it’s the wind. The apparently unrelenting wind. The Post’s Barry Svrluga details the situation.

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