Wet, full trees at Congressional Cemetery on Sunday. (Jim Havard/via Flickr)

At least it didn’t rain, right? After a sunny start to the day, clouds quickly won the day on Tuesday, keeping temperatures on the cool side. Gusty winds from the northwest certainly didn’t make it feel any warmer either. But the good news is we will end up with a beautiful day on Wednesday.

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Through Tonight: Skies will brighten a bit toward sunset as gusty northwest winds continue into the evening hours. A few isolated showers may develop in the early evening as well. It will become mostly clear and less windy overnight. Temperatures will be cool with lows in the mid- to upper 40s and winds out of the northwest will be 5 to 15 mph.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Wednesday will easily be the pick of the week when it comes to favorable weather. High pressure develops south of the region, providing sunny skies and comfortably warm temperatures. Afternoon highs top out in the low 70s with a light northwest wind at 5 to 10 mph. Clouds build late Wednesday night with some scattered showers developing overnight. Lows will be in the mid-50s.

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Endless snow in the Sierra: Is anyone up for some mid-May skiing? An active Pacific jet stream will steer three storm systems into the coast of California this week, dropping lots of rain in San Francisco and a substantial haul of snow in the Sierra Nevada. Upward of 18 inches is forecast in some parts of the mountain chain.

While unusual, snowfall in May in the Sierras is not completely unexpected. The snow will only add to what has already been an extremely wet and white year for the state of California, and is sure to make skiers quite happy.

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