PM Update: Showers Begin to Usher in Cooler Air
Wednesday brings a taste of autumn
Clouds efficiently blocked the sun today, allowing for very little surface heating. The ultimate effect of this was fewer thunderstorms and more light rain than had been anticipated. Before being rain cooled, most locations rose to highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees and have since fallen back to the low and mid 70s. Some sunshine this afternoon may allow temperatures to rise a little from current numbers.
Tonight: After a risk of evening showers and isolated storms, a cold front will sweep through the area tonight and bring with it significantly cooler and drier air by tomorrow. Expect lows to reach near 60 in the suburbs and mid 60s in the city. A northwest wind gusting over 15 mph at times may add a bit of a chill to the air late-night.
Tomorrow: Wednesday will be cool and variably cloudy. It appears tonight's cold front may get hung up close enough to the area to see a fair amount of clouds during the day, so those north and west of D.C. may see more sunshine while those south and east see less. High temperatures look to run about 10 degrees below normal as many places top out right around 70 degrees. Maybe low 70s with enough sunshine.
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