From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Clear Now, But Rain & Mix Possible By Early AM

February 18, 2013 - 03:29 PM
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A beautiful February President's Day, but clouds moving in overnight and a wintry mix possible for the AM commute.

Tonight: Mostly Clear & Cold, Becoming Partly Cloudy After Midnight

Temperatures: Upper 30s to low 40s falling into the upper 20s to low 30s | Wind: S 5-10 mph

Tuesday: Chance of A.M. wintry mix developing, then breezy and warmer, showers possible

Highs: Around 50 degrees | Wind: SSW 5-15 mph

Wednesday: Partly sunny, breezy and cold.

Highs: Upper 30s | Wind: NW 10-20 mph

High pressure kept conditions clear and chilly today across the region. The high pressure center will move out tonight. This will allow some cloudiness to start returning later tonight and will allow areas of light rain to affect the area during tomorrow morning’s commute.  The weather system that will impact us tomorrow morning is currently over the Midwest.

Temperatures will be close to freezing tomorrow morning, so rain and snow are a possibility. Right now it appears the precipitation will be light and the best chances for frozen or freezing precipitation will be north and west of Washington. As the morning progresses, any icy issues should quickly resolve, as gusty, warmer winds develop ahead of the next cold front. Scattered rain showers will be possible during the day as temperatures near 50 degrees. Cold weather delivered by gusty winds will return for the rest of the week. Another area of low pressure may affect our area on Friday. It is too early to tell if the Friday system will be all rain or if we will be dealing, once again, with the dreaded, wintry mix.

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