Forecast: A Raw Rainy Day
By Brian Jackson
If you've got any activities or chores saved up for that "rainy day", now you've got no excuses to put them off. Twin areas of low pressure barrel overhead today bringing plenty of the wet stuff. I've also got the answer to the question of snow that's gotten so much attention earlier this week, forget it. Some pockets may be cool enough for some sleet early this morning, but we just don't have enough cold air to go around for snow.
Rain, 39-43. The pair of low pressure systems moving northward spells rain for all of us. While we won't be seeing any torrential downpours, a steady light to moderate rain during the morning and afternoon hours will likely drop 0.5-1". The extensive rain and cloud cover will make it feel rather raw with highs only in the lower 40s. With low dew points across the area, we could see some mixed precip/sleet early this morning but probably before you're reading this. Winds will blow from the east at about 5-10 mph.
Rain will continue into the evening but decrease in coverage and intensity overnight, from southwest to northeast. Again with the heavy cloud cover and considerable moisture, temperatures won't change much only dipping into the upper 30s with winds from the north around 10 mph.
Keep reading for the forecast through midweek.
Rain showers ending. 45-48. While most of the day should be dry, I'll hold the mention of some showers in the forecast, especially for the morning hours and those of you to the north. Skies will have plenty of grey in them for the most part and a breeze will be picking up during the afternoon out of the southwest at 15-20 mph. Afternoon highs should reach the mid 40s.
Monday night sees slow clearing. Overnight lows will be chilly with lows in the lower 30s in the District to the upper 20s in the suburbs.
Tuesday the clearing continues but temperatures stay on the cool side. By afternoon, a good deal of sunshine will likely emerge but it won't do much to warm us up. Afternoon highs should only be in the mid 40s.
Wednesday looks to be the warmest day of the week, as well as the sunniest. Mostly clear skies will prevail and our afternoon highs will feel quite balmy (note sarcasm), possibly cracking the 50 degree barrier.
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