From the ABC 7 Weather team

Rain enters the region tonight & Tuesday in D.C., MD & VA

January 16, 2012 - 03:26 PM
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Rain and warmer temperatures can be expected over the next 24 hours but the cold will return to end the week.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Light Rain

Lows: 35-40 | Wind: SSW 10 m.p.h.

Tuesday: Mostly Cloudy, Rain Possible, Warmer

Highs: Mid to Upper 50s | Wind: SW 10-15 m.p.h.

Wednesday: Partly Cloudy, Breezy & Colder

Highs: Around 40 | Wind: NW 10-15 m.p.h.

The area of high pressure that has provided the sunshine and chilly temperatures is moving out of the region. In its place, a push of southerly winds are developing ahead of a low pressure center and attendant cold front that will be approaching from the west. The storm track will keep our area on its warm side. With that said, there is a slight chance for the precipitation to briefly begin as a wintry mix far north and west of Washington. For almost all of our area it will begin as rain later tonight and remain all rain until it ends tomorrow afternoon. Those southerly winds will push temperatures into the upper 50s tomorrow afternoon.

Another cold front will sweep through late tomorrow leaving conditions partly cloudy, breezy and colder on Wednesday. The cold air will remain in place through Saturday. The only other feature we will be watching is a small, fast moving, upper level disturbance that will cross the area on Thursday that may produce some flurries.

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