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PM Update: Turning colder, with rain and snow showers possible Tuesday

Dupont Circle in Washington. (Diane Krauthamer/Flickr)
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Don’t take today’s temperatures near 60 to mean much — they are fleeting. A cold front is on the way, and it will set up a nearly week-long return to winter. On the front end of that, we may see some rain turn to snow showers on Tuesday. For now, it doesn’t seem like much of a big deal.

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Through Tonight: A cold front will sink into the area overnight. Mainly clear skies early evening should turn cloudier toward midnight, with the front passing sometime after. There could be a couple of showers, with odds of raindrops growing into dawn. Temperatures will probably be falling into the 40s by sunrise.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Showers or a period of light rain should develop during the morning. The precipitation may focus mostly on the southern half of the area. As colder air filters in, rain may change to snow from north to south during the afternoon and evening. Most of this will be very light, but a dusting or so on grassy surfaces is possible into the night.

We’re expected to reach tomorrow’s high temperatures overnight tonight, with Tuesday’s afternoon readings dropping into a range of mid-30s to low 40s.

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Spinning ice: It’s ice disk season. Hikers in the Scottish Highlands recently came across a beautiful example. These disks form thanks to current in the water as the ice melts.

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