Bright sunshine and beautiful blue skies graced the region today. Highs in the low 50s are on the warm side for mid-January, but occasionally gusty winds reminded those out and about of the time of the year. Our weather goes downhill somewhat into Inauguration Day, and we could even see some snowfall.

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Through tonight: Skies are mostly clear this evening, with mainly high clouds floating by. Overnight they’ll thicken a bit, perhaps to mostly cloudy at times. As we get past midnight, some snow flurries or snow showers are possible. It’s not impossible that a spot or two gets a quick dusting on grassy surfaces. Lows dip to the upper 20s and lower 30s. Winds out of the northwest become gusty toward morning.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): Some conversational snowflakes remain possible in the morning. There could still be a brief whitening of grassy spots. Over time, skies turn clearer as winds crank up. Temperatures are mainly within a few degrees of 40 for highs. Winds out of the northwest may blow as high as 20 mph or so, with gusts near 40 mph.

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Spring is coming: We’re turning the corner. At least as far as daily temperature averages go. Washington bottoms out at 35.7 degrees in mid-January. We’re moving back up. Today’s 35.8 degrees rises to 36.7 degrees by Feb. 1, and then by March 1 it’s 42.2.

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