CommuteCast: Increasing Clouds this Evening
Rain arrives by sunrise; some ice possible north and west
**Winter Weather Advisory 2 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday N & W of DC**
Mostly sunny skies persisted through much of the day, allowing temperatures to warm into the low 40s across the region. High clouds are now beginning to stream in overhead in advance of the next low pressure system to affect the area. Tonight's ride home will be dry as temperatures dip back into the upper 30s.
Tonight: High cloudiness will lower through the evening and into the night. Spotty precipitation may form over the area prior to midnight, but the bulk will hold off until the early morning hours. In the western and northern parts of the region, temperatures should fall to freezing or just below tonight, leading to the possibility of freezing rain and ice. Locations currently under a Winter Weather Advisory will have the best chance of experiencing freezing rain through Friday morning. But even in these locations, temperatures should only be marginally colder and roadways should remain more wet than icy. Lows in the District will fall to the mid 30s, and no iciness is currently expected within the Beltway.
Tomorrow: Clouds and rain will be the story of the day on Friday and both commutes may be more difficult than normal. Any areas of wintry precipitation to the northwest of DC will come to an end by mid-morning as temperatures rise into the mid and upper 40s by afternoon. Rainfall amounts could be significant compared to what we have witnessed over the past several weeks, which would be great news overall. As Steve recently reminded us, the region still faces drought conditions. Even though snow fans might be disappointed, rainfall from this storm is much needed.
See Josh's forecast for the weekend and into early next week.
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