We’ve had a lot of all-day rain in recent months, so today was nothing too new on that end. It was a much different story to the north and northwest in elevation, where some significant icing occurred. A wet day is always better than an icy one. With sun coming out Wednesday, we should see that ice melt in much of the region, but we might see more form tonight before that happens.
Through tonight: Showers taper and eventually end by late evening into the overnight. This happens probably around midnight, earlier to the west and later to the east. There’s also some potential for fog until winds kick up later tonight, so that could be an issue in spots this evening. With temperatures falling below freezing, especially north and northwest of the city, some new iciness seems likely. Do use caution if you’re out late or up early. We should see some clearing as well, which will increase in the pre-dawn through sunrise period. Lows range from the upper 20s to mid-30s. Winds pick up late at night into early morning, which should help dry surfaces a bit as temperatures drop.
View the current weather at The Washington Post.
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Keep an eye out for some patchy iciness early in the day. Sunshine is back, and so is a stiff breeze from the northwest. Highs are in the mid-40s to perhaps as mild as 50 in some spots. Winds blow about 10 to 20 mph, with gusts about 30 mph.
Rain totals: Following a several-hour break in between storm systems Monday afternoon, it rained most of the time from late last evening through today. Below are some local totals (through 4 p.m.).
- Reagan National Airport: 1.07 inches (0.60 inches so far today)
- Washington Dulles International Airport: 1.24 inches (0.71 inches so far today)
- Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport: 1.45 inches (0.72 inches so far today)
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