From the ABC 7 Weather team

Plan on a rainy drive home this evening

January 11, 2012 - 10:50 AM
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Just days after our first real snowfall pushed through the D.C. area, the wet stuff is getting ready to soak us. Rain will overspread the metro area during the early afternoon hours.

Make sure you've got that umbrella handy as you head out tonight. (Photo: WJLA)

Today: Mostly cloudy with rain developing.

Highs: Mid 40s | Wind: SE 5-10

Tonight: Rain...heavy at times. Up to 1"

Lows: Upper 40s | Wind: E 8-12

Tomorrow: Becoming partly sunny and milder

Highs: Upper 50s | Wind: W 10-15+

Rain is on the way and before it ends later tonight, many parts of the region will see close to 1 inch of rain. The rain is approaching from the south and southwest and will begin in the metropolitan Washington area around noon or just after. The rain will become steady and heavy at times and will likely have an affect on this evening's commute.

Another rapid change is forecast tomorrow with sunshine returning with highs in the upper 50s. Then another change as a strong cold front arrives late tomorrow night accompanied by scattered rain showers that could turn to snow showers before ending. Friday will be windy and cold with highs in the upper 30s. The holiday weekend is looking cold and dry with highs remaining in the 30s until Monday, when the high could hit 40 degrees.

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