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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 02/ 4/2008

CommuteCast: Scattered Showers Possible

By Ian Livingston

Record high temperatures Tuesday?

Clouds and some morning showers associated with a warm front to the south of the area affected the region today as temperatures were once again a little warmer than average. High temperatures have climbed into the low 50s and will begin dropping during the commute. The ride home will be mostly dry, but a passing shower is possible with the best chances of such being in the District and to the south.

Tonight: Cloudiness will continue through the night and a passing shower is possible since the area remains in the vicinity of a warm front pushing north. As the front moves through, showers may become more widespread across the area for a time though most places will not see much rain. Spotty fog and drizzle are likely after midnight and where fog forms it should last through the early morning. Expect lows to only drop into the mid 40s in and around the city while they fall a little further -- to the low 40s -- out towards Herndon and Rockville.

Tomorrow: Tuesday will be very warm for February as temperatures are likely to be at least 20 degrees above average and closer to what we would expect in late April. In the city, highs should top out close to the record for the date of 70 degrees set in 1991. Mid to upper 60s are more likely in the suburbs north and west. Skies are expected to transition from mostly to partly cloudy during the day, but if the area can break out into more sunshine early, temperatures throughout the area may reach the low 70s for the second time in 2008.

See Jason's forecast for the rest of the week and into the weekend.

By Ian Livingston  | February 4, 2008; 3:30 PM ET
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Thanks Andrew and El Bombo for the responses in reference to the climate change question from Sunday's post.

Posted by: Period | February 4, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I'm not looking forward to tomorrow...

Posted by: Period | February 4, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Tomorrow should be okay (except for us cold-weather/snow lovers) as the weather should be warm with occasional showers if anything. Wednesday's weather looks extremely iffy as the front passes. There's also a good dry line on the map from Texas into Oklahoma. Could be some severe weather out there.

Looking ahead, Doug Hill mentions the threat of extremely cold weather early next week. Perhaps Valentines Day is a good shot for a snowstorm!

Posted by: El Bombo | February 4, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Haha mid 40s is extremely cold for old Doug eh?

Speaking of which, why have the local Mets stopped commentating?

Posted by: Period | February 4, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

yeah, where is everybody? You guys taking a break today?

Posted by: missy | February 4, 2008 6:50 PM | Report abuse

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