Temperatures were down today, compared with the record highs Tuesday, but not far enough to get anywhere near the usual readings for early February. Highs in the mid- and upper 50s locally are still a good 10 to 15 degrees above normal. There’s no cool air in the forecast through tomorrow, but there is more rain on the way.

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Through Tonight: Periodic showers persist this evening and overnight. None of this rain should be too heavy, but it could amount to a tenth or a quarter of an inch in spots. The most is likely to fall north and northwest. Lows are in the mid-40s to around 50.

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Tomorrow (Thursday): Clouds remain numerous. For the most part, we’re dry around here, but a few showers can’t be ruled out, especially to the south during the morning and midday. It’s still a warm regime, for now, so highs are about 60 degrees. Winds are from the south and southwest.

A loon on the Tidal Basin. (DCbmyers/Flickr)

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Freezing rain: A significant ice storm has been affecting parts of Ontario. The storm has caused the city of Toronto to be placed under a freezing rain warning.

Freezing rain has prompted numerous schools and businesses to close and snarled travel across the region. As usual, there is also beauty in all the mess!

And this is one you’ll want to try at home when ice strikes ...

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