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Posted at 2:20 PM ET, 01/22/2010

PM Update: Drying out, but not for long

By Dan Stillman

Sun tomorrow, then rain develops Sunday

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Too cold for warm-weather fans. Little to no snow for the snow lovers. And just rainy/sleety enough to dampen everyone's day. That's how today has shaped up. But precipitation has mostly come to an end across the area, and some brightening in the afternoon skies is a sign of tomorrow's much improved weather, before mild rain moves in on Sunday.

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Through Tonight: After a few spots of lingering drizzle this afternoon, mainly southwest of the Beltway, skies partially clear this evening and likely become mostly clear between midnight and sunrise. Suburban spots could dip down to the mid-20s with lows near 30 downtown.

Tomorrow (Saturday): With high pressure in control, mostly sunny skies through the morning make for a bright start to the weekend. Clouds begin to increase in the afternoon as highs reach the mid-40s. Winds will be light, from the northeast through early morning, then from the east for the rest of the day.

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By Dan Stillman  | January 22, 2010; 2:20 PM ET
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Comments

Precipitation ended early afternoon. Rain changed to sleet, then huge snowflakes, then back to sleet before ending.

There seems to be some chance of a big winter event next weekend acc. to GFS. Cold air is supposed to move in Wednesday then a storm develops off LA in the GOM Friday...this could move NE toward us.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | January 22, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

A bit difficult to measure this stuff. Deck has an inch, but the yard has a crust 1.5" off the ground but it seems kind of hollow underneath. Leaning towards going conservative and calling it an inch...

28.8F after a hi today of 32.2

Posted by: spgass1 | January 22, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Dullles is now +1.2 degrees & Reagan -.1 for Jan. Looks like is month will finish + 4 both location. Where r all the AGW people who were claiming that the cold spell earlier was proof that GW was a false? I guess it's ok 2 use short term trends 2 proof it's false, but not 2 confirm it. Maybe now they'll quit using short term trends as proof.

Posted by: VaTechBob | January 22, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me, or does it feel colder out tonight than the actual temps indicate? Maybe after the warm days we've had it just is hitting me harder...

Posted by: Snowlover2 | January 22, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

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