Low clouds struggled to dissipate today. Once they did this afternoon, another set of higher-level clouds was already infiltrating. High temperatures largely in the low-and-mid 50s are a little below normal, but that sunshine still felt good this afternoon. Another storm system is about to pass by, with the bulk of the heavier stuff coming tonight into early Wednesday.
Through tonight: We could see a quick sprinkle in the hours after dark, but the main activity holds off until overnight. It’s moderate at times through sunrise or so, before the heaviest starts to move away to the east. Totals (including some during the day Wednesday) are generally in the one-half to three-quarters of an inch range. Lows will be in the low- to mid-40s.
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Tomorrow (Wednesday): The heaviest rain will be over by early morning, but we will continue with periodic showers or lighter rain into at least midday or early afternoon. Rain should wane after that, though it may be slow to let up south and east of the city. Highs will be in the mid-and-upper 40s, although a few could top 50. Winds will be out of the north about 10 to 15 mph.
Pollen update: The most recent pollen report was washed out by rain.
Rain! Although we saw some rain already this week, it has been a bit on the dry side lately. In other words, the area could use some more.
Through Monday, Washington was running more than an inch below average for March and about half an inch below average for the year. It’s a similar story at Baltimore and Dulles, both of which are running close to an inch below normal for the month.
Oh, yeah — the track of this storm probably would have produced some snow during the winter. Just like the last one. Drat!
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