D.C.-area forecast: Damp today with building warmth to welcome the new year - The Washington Post

Today (Thursday): Overnight showers should taper off quickly in the morning but drizzle is possible into early afternoon. Some patchy fog is likely to challenge morning commuters. Winds are nearly calm, with highs mainly in the mid-50s. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow night: A developing storm in the Plains pushes plenty of moisture our way, keeping skies cloudy. Showers should hold off until after midnight for any revelers out and about welcoming the new year. Lows hold in the upper 40s to low 50s. Confidence: Medium-High

New Year's Day (Saturday) is showery, although there should be pauses in the rain at times. Temperatures rise through the 50s during the day and probably reach well into the 60s during the evening, near record levels. Temperatures may not fall much overnight, with lows 55 to 60. Confidence: Medium

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Showers are likely to taper off during the day on Sunday as drier air starts to feed in; rain totals from Saturday through Sunday morning probably average around an inch. Highs may reach the 60s before quickly dropping through the 50s and 40s into the evening, ending up in the upper 20s to low 30s overnight. There's an outside chance that rain showers develop on the back edge of the departing storm system and switch to snow late at night before ending. Confidence: Medium

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