It was a rainy day across the region, and that’s the forecast through tonight and into a good chunk of Tuesday. It’s not even a cold rain, as you might expect this time of year. Highs today are occurring now and temperatures may even rise a bit before hovering overnight. In short, the story of our winter continues.
Through Tonight: We’ll see occasional (mostly light) rain move through the region through the night. It will be most dry to the north and west, and most wet to the south and east. Temperatures will settle to the mid-40s to around 50, which is closer to normal daytime highs. Winds will be light from the southwest.
View the current weather at The Washington Post.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): Additional rainfall is likely into the morning. It should tend to taper and shift east as we move into and through the afternoon. In total, we could see another widespread half-inch or so, again more to the east and probably less to the west. We could see clouds break during the afternoon, but more likely toward evening. Highs will be within a few degrees of 60. Winds will change to northwest and increase late in the day.
“Winter” update: With February about a third done, our winter is on life support. The 0.6 inches of snow to date puts us at seventh least all time to date, and there is minimal hope in that department anytime soon.
Winter is also running seventh-warmest to date, through Sunday. Today was the 18th day in a row with above-average temperatures, which surpasses the streak of 17 such days from Dec. 23 to Jan. 8 for the longest of this winter. There have now been 51 days above normal, 20 days below normal and one day exactly normal since climatological winter began Dec. 1.
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