Rain won the day. It wasn’t heavy downpours, but a consistent soaking nonetheless. About half an inch to an inch fell across the region, with more to come before a front passes tomorrow. We’ll also see a brief surge of warmer air before it tries to snow on Wednesday.
Through Tonight: Rain is more intermittent and considerably less widespread than today. Mostly some showers, but there could be a steadier period or two overnight, along with some fog and drizzle. Temperatures remain more or less steady or even a rise a little bit overnight, near and above 50. Winds are out of the southwest around 10 mph, which should help keep fog from being a major issue.
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Tomorrow (Tuesday): It’s another cloudy day with periodic rain. It’s probably not as much of an all-day rain, with the morning perhaps largely dry before shower odds tick up into the midday and afternoon. With a south flow continuing ahead of an approaching cold front, temperatures are near 60 through midday but fall through the 50s during the afternoon once the front passes. Winds are out of the southwest around 10 mph initially and then about 10 mph from the northwest after the front departs in the afternoon.
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Rainfall totals: It rained most of the day. Here’s where we stand as of the 4:30 p.m. climate report from the National Weather Service: 0.73 inches fell at Reagan National Airport, or 1.25 month-to-date, which is above average for the first third of December. Over at Dulles, it was half an inch, and BWI picked up 0.76 inches with some rain still falling.