A winter wren in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. (Ganeth Panneer/Flickr) (Ganesh Panneer/Ganesh Panneer)

*Winter Storm Watch for entire region from 10 p.m. on Tuesday through 10 p.m. on Wednesday*

A vast area of high pressure will continue to build to our north overnight, eventually centering itself over New England Tuesday night, setting the stage for a significant winter storm Wednesday. In the meantime, the weather will stay tranquil overnight Monday and for much of Tuesday, otherwise known as the proverbial calm before the storm.

Read: Wednesday’s winter storm: Here’s how much snow and ice to expect and when

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Through Tonight: Becoming mostly clear and cold tonight. Northwest winds will remain gusty (25+ mph), before relaxing a bit (10-15 mph) in the overnight hours. Lows temperatures will fall back into the mid 20s in most spots, and upper 20s downtown. Wind chill values will dip into the low 20s at times during the predawn hours.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): A chilly but sunny start to the day. Mostly sunny skies will prevail for most of the day, before clouds start to increase by the late afternoon. Seasonably warm, with highs topping out in the upper 30s to low 40s and a light northwest wind at 5-10 mph. Snow overspreads the region late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, with several inches possible regionwide. Lows in the upper 20s with a light east wind at 5 mph.


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It snowed in Las Vegas again: For the second time this month, snow fell around the Las Vegas area. Including the trace of snowfall that fell on Feb. 10, it marks the first time that McCarran International Airport has recorded multiple days of measurable snow in the same month since February of 1987.

Overall, Las Vegas has been locked into a pretty wet pattern. Last night’s snowfall marked the fifth consecutive day of measurable precipitation at the airport, nearly tying the record for consecutive days with recorded precipitation.

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