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Storms possible overnight with downpours and pockets of strong winds

9:30 p.m. update: Showers and storms are still on track to make their way through the area tonight. While some locally heavy downpours are possible along with strong wind gusts to near 50 mph, widespread severe weather is not expected. But isolated damaging wind gusts can’t be ruled out with the heaviest activity, mainly from around 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Everything should move off east of the metro area by around 6 a.m.

4:15 p.m. update: Some of the latest short-term model forecasts are hinting overnight showers and storms will not be particularly intense. Rain amounts may end up being fairly light and winds not as strong as feared. That said, we cannot totally let our guard down on this because winds are blowing so hard not far off the ground. It won’t take much for showers, even if weak, to draw down some significant gusts of at least 40 mph.

“Despite the lack of instability, the magnitude of the low-levels winds is so strong (45 mph just 1,500 feet off the ground) that the line [of showers and storms] should be able to produce 40-50 mph gusts as it moves through,” the National Weather Service said in its afternoon discussion.

Original post from midday

An energetic cold front sweeping through the region Monday night into early Tuesday is set to deliver some much-needed rain to the region. There is a chance, however, the front comes through with a bang, setting off a few thunderstorms with strong — even damaging — wind gusts.

Rain timing

Hit-or-miss showers could move in as early as between 7 and 9 p.m. Monday evening, arriving first in our western areas. But we don’t expect more widespread rain to overspread the region until between about 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

The heaviest showers and storms, assuming they materialize, are most likely between 1 and 6 a.m. Tuesday.


Simulated radar between 11 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The latest model forecasts suggest most of the rain should exit the region by around 6 a.m. or so, meaning it should not seriously affect the Tuesday morning commute.

Severe storm potential

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed the region in its marginal risk zone for severe thunderstorms. Because any storms are expected to come through in the middle of the night, they’ll lack the heating and instability usually needed for a more significant and widespread outbreak of severe storms.


Thunderstorm risk. (NWS Storm Prediction Center)

However, howling winds about 5,000 feet above the surface may be drawn down by any storms that form, causing pockets of strong-to-perhaps-damaging wind gusts in the neighborhood of 50 to 60 mph. Also, we can’t totally rule out a brief, isolated tornado developing — especially south and southeast of Washington — as the air will be spinning a bit.


Winds are forecast to be very strong (gusting over 70 mph) about 5,000 feet high in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday. Thunderstorms may mix some of these strong winds down to the ground in pockets, with isolated gusts of 50 to 60 mph possible.

“I could see a fairly intense squall line developing — with some lightning — and the threat of isolated damaging wind gusts between midnight and 6 a.m. Tuesday,” said Jeff Halverson, Capital Weather Gang’s severe weather expert.

Forecast rainfall amounts

Models generally forecast an average of about 0.5 inches as showers and storms move through overnight. But this is the kind of event in which there will be winners and losers — some which get about an inch of rain and some closer to 0.25 inches. It all depends where the heaviest showers and storms track.

GFS model rain forecast

High-resolution NAM model forecast

Generally, the heaviest totals are predicted to occur west of Washington into the mountains and from Baltimore to the northeast.

The region needs whatever rain can be squeezed out, as most areas have seen 1 to 1.5 inches less precipitation than normal this month. Large parts of Virginia, west and southwest of Washington, are abnormally dry because of the lack of rain this fall, and they’re nearing drought.


(U.S. Drought Monitor)

Capital Weather Gang’s Ian Livingston contributed to this post.

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Brian Frosh, Maryland attorney general, seeks to derail probe into Hillary Clinton's lawyers

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh asked the state’s highest court Monday to step in and derail an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal lawyers over accusations of destruction of evidence that could eventually lead to them being disbarred.

Mr. Frosh, a Democrat who was a Clinton supporter in last year’s election, also asked the high court to reseal the case to prevent public view of the proceedings.

He said it was unfair to David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson — the legal team that helped Mrs. Clinton peruse and delete emails from the account she used while at the State Department — that the accusations against them had become public even though they have yet to face any specific charges in Maryland.

Mr. Frosh said the real problem is that a crusading lawyer named Ty Clevenger has been allowed to push the case despite having no personal knowledge of the Clinton lawyers’ behavior, and a judge who ordered the investigation into the Clinton team to take place.

“As this case amply demonstrates, the further failure of the circuit court to comply with the letter and spirit of this court’s confidentiality Rules to protect attorneys from the public disclosure of unsubstantiated complaints of misconduct undermines the public confidence in the legal system and deprives the attorneys of court-mandated protections,” Mr. Frosh said in a new filing Monday with the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state’s version of a supreme court, which polices lawyers’ ethics.

Mr. Frosh’s appeal comes just days after Mr. Clevenger demanded an update on the pace of the investigation, saying that by this point the grievance commission should have already sent inquiry letters to the three lawyers asking them to defend themselves.

He said even before the new filings he feared he was being slow-walked.

“Both a Democrat and a Republican judge have rejected the arguments of the Maryland bar prosecutors. The only way the bar prosecutors are going to win on appeal is if raw partisan politics prevails over the law,” Mr. Clevenger told The Washington Times.

Alexis Rodhe, an assistant attorney general who is defending the bar, called the accusations against the Clinton lawyers “frivolous” in a court hearing last month, and said the grievance commission has discretion to refuse to do an investigation.

The circuit judge rejected that, pointing to the rules that said the commission “shall” initiate a probe. The judge also said there was no evidence that the complaint was frivolous, saying the allegations “of destroying evidence” were serious and deserved investigation.

The commission changed its rules after Mr. Clevenger filed his grievance, apparently to head off any future attempts, and Mr. Frosh, the attorney general, now says the new rules apply retroactively, since it was only a procedural and not substantive change.

Ms. Rohde, who worked for Mr. Frosh, forwarded a request for comment Monday to a spokeswoman who said they wouldn’t talk about an ongoing case.

Mr. Frosh was a Clinton backer in last year’s campaign, and has become a strident opponent of President Trump this year, joining lawsuits to try to stop the new administration’s agenda.

The state’s attorney grievance commission, meanwhile, has some GOP donors but largely tilts Democratic, with at least three members who have donated to Mrs. Clinton’s campaigns in the past, according to records kept by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Other commission members or employees have donated to President Barack Obama’s campaigns, including Lydia E. Lawless, the bar counsel.

Mr. Clevenger said Maryland has handled his complaint oddly from the start.

“Normally, when an attorney is accused of misconduct, bar prosecutors order that attorney to respond to the complaint in writing and then share a copy of the response with the person who filed the complaint. If Maryland had followed its normal procedures, Mrs. Clinton’s lawyers would have to choose between answering the complaint or asserting their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination,” he said.

“If they answer my complaint, they run the risk of implicating themselves in multiple felonies. If they assert their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, that can be used as evidence of guilt in a disciplinary case and they can be disbarred,” Mr. Clevenger said.

The lawyer also has a bar complaint lodged against Mrs. Clinton herself in Arkansas. The bar investigators there have told him they expect to have a decision early next year.

Source: Headline news

Trump, Obama and black unemployment

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Black unemployment. What can America do to flip the script?

It’s possible, yet unlikely, that Iyanla Vanzant and Dr. Phil can fix everyone’s life, although it would be nice if either or both of them could.

Outlandish YouTube and social media posts, and reality TV, prove as much.

Criminal justice stats, unemployment rates and failed government programs are evidence as well.

We need to focus on people reform, not just criminal justice reform.

America’s criminal justice system is incarcerating more than 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 901 juvenile correctional facilities and 3,163 local jails. People also are held in dozens of military prisons, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers and prisons in the U.S. territories.

Jails, prisons and juvenile detention centers are not built to reform people, they are built to punish people (and don’t forget that).

And whether the inmate is imprisoned for taking a life, dealing drugs, trafficking humans, robbing a bank or assailing grandma and snatching her handbag, she has a fairly pat institutionalized schedule assigned to her before and after her release.

And if the prisoners’ names aren’t O.J. Simpson or Lil’ Kim, it’s likely they have to routinely urinate in a cup, attend group therapy (sometimes three times a week) and report to a probation, parole or taxpayer-funded overseer.

No time to tend to their faith, if they have one, or their family, or even get and keep a job.

For sure, what inmates face when they become so-called “returning citizens” isn’t remotely similar to regimented military boot camp. Far from it.

Yet local, state and federal governments mandate a misnamed “transition” that cancels the likelihood of an ex-inmate returning to even a reasonable facsimile of “transitioning” to a normal life that includes, say, a nine-to-five job or first responder shift work.

The irony is that misdemeanants and felons often lose their jobs and potential employment because their time is dictated by the conditions of their release and the hours their overseers’ keep.

Perfect example: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), which oversees federal prisoners, says its offices for watching former inmates urinate in a cup and for collecting the urine for analysis close at 6 p.m. — an impossible schedule for a mom working nine-to-five and who has to pick up her kiddies at day care by 6 p.m.

To double check, I called CSOSA offices at 2101 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE in Ward 8, which has the highest black unemployment in the nation’s capital: 14.2 percent.

There’s considerable debate about whether President Trump or Barack Obama gets the credit for the decline in the nationwide black unemployment, which was 16.8 percent in 2010 compared to the current 7 percent. That, however, is a topic for a different column.

Right now the topic is why black unemployment is so high, so onerous, and what can be done to continue to lower it.

Clearly, local, state and federal governments need to adjust their bureaucracies if they want to truly aid citizens returning to society.

Reforming people on the outside of prison gates is a good thing because it helps them and their families.

Expecting people to be reformed by osmosis behind bars and helping them become employed, productive citizens is a waste of time regardless of who is president.

Deborah Simmons can be contacted at dsimmons@washingtontimes.com.

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P.M. Update: Gusty showers and storms blow through overnight, still mild Tuesday

* Wind advisory in effect for D.C.’s far N&W suburbs until 6 a.m. *

It was another in a string of very warm days. This time with more humidity. With dew points into the 60s and temperatures in the 70s, it’s feeling a bit soupy out there as the work day ends. With winds cranking up and clouds screaming by, you might get the sense that some storminess is inbound.

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Through Tonight: It’s mostly cloudy into the evening. There could be a quick-hitting shower or two. Odds of rain increase as we get into the late evening, with rain becoming likely overnight. The best odds for intense showers and perhaps some rumbles come in the near-midnight to pre-dawn period. Once the rain moves in, temperatures will push toward overnight lows in the near 60 to mid-60s range.

Winds will be increasingly strong out of the south and southwest even before the storms, with sustained levels around 15 to 20 mph by late evening and gusts past 30 mph a risk. As the squally weather moves through, widespread gusts over 40 mph or even 50 mph are possible. This means there is some potential for wind damage in at least a few spots. See the details on the storm situation.

View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): A few showers could linger into the commute, but the overnight stuff should be pulling away to the east for the most part by then. We’ll see skies break at least a bit, to partly cloudy. Winds are out of the west. While cooler temperatures are on the way, they won’t do much just yet. Highs will be in the mid-70s or so. A few more showers are possible late in the day.

See Jason Samenow’s forecast through the weekend. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock.

What’s in a name? It’s that time of year again . . . When weather lovers argue with each other about whether winter storm names are a good idea. USA Today has a quick look at a study by former CWG intern Adam Rainear. Rainear, now a PhD student at the University of Connecticut, did a survey examining the usefulness of storm names. While more research is needed, early findings suggest names have “little effect on public response or trust in the media.”

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Super Typhoon Lan seen as a monster from space, before blitzing Japan as a weaker storm


View of Super Typhoon Lan, Oct. 21. (Paolo Nespoli/Italian Space Agency)

From monster to menace, Typhoon Lan was a memorable typhoon.

On Friday, the storm blew up — morphing from a minimal Category 1 typhoon into a Category 4 behemoth in a mere 24 hours. Then, even as a weakening Category 2 storm Sunday, it slammed ashore Japan’s east coast about 120 miles southwest of Tokyo and has been blamed for at least two deaths.

Wind gusts up to 75 mph rocked Tokyo and a record 35 inches of rain fell in Shingu, 300 miles to its southwest.

“Rivers burst their banks in several parts of the country, flooding streets,” CNN reported. “Video from Japan’s public broadcaster NHK shows collapsed roads and homes engulfed by a massive mudslide.”

At peak intensity, Lan was a remarkable storm, gaining super typhoon status after its peak wind speed more than doubled between Thursday and Saturday — ultimately cresting at 155 mph. Typhoons become super typhoons when their peak winds reach 150 mph.


Super Typhoon Lan on Oct. 21. (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

By Saturday, the views of the super typhoon from space were incredible. The storm developed a giant eye, 60 to 65 miles across, with a ring of intense thunderstorms surrounding it.

Paolo Nespoli, an Italian astronaut aboard the International Space Station, captured stunning photographs of the storm:


View of Super Typhoon Lan, Oct. 21. (Paolo Nespoli/Italian Space Agency)

Japan’s Himawari weather satellite also produced stunning imagery, revealing small swirls — known as mesovortices — orbiting the eye.

As it blasted through Japan, the storm transitioned from a typhoon to a nontropical storm and is now sweeping across the North Pacific Ocean.

The storm is predicted to help pump up a big ridge in the jet stream over western North America later this week, which will, in turn, cause the jet stream to dip over the Eastern United States, facilitating the initiation of a cold weather pattern.

Below, find more remarkable views of the super typhoon shared on social media.

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Game 1 in Los Angeles will probably be the hottest World Series face-off on record


Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) wipes away sweat during a game against the Washington Nationals in 2016. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

A mega-ridge of high pressure is baking the Southwest in record heat. The climax of this unbearable weather will arrive Tuesday — just in time for Game 1 of the World Series in downtown Los Angeles, which will boast triple-digit temperatures.

After a 101-degree high temperature around 3 or 4 p.m., Tuesday, the forecast for first pitch at Dodger Stadium is approximately 96 degrees, under crystal-clear skies and a baking Southern California sun. Humidity will be all but nonexistent, which means players (and fans) will be at higher risk for dehydration.

First pitch is scheduled for 5:09 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time.

A high temperature above 99 degrees that afternoon would be an Oct.-27 record for downtown Los Angeles. The standing record for the date is 99 degrees set in 1909.

More notably, Game 1 will in all likelihood set an MLB record, too — for hottest World Series temperature.

In 2001, the Diamondbacks hosted the Yankees in Phoenix for Game 1 in what is currently the hottest Fall Classic game on the books. The first pitch temperature for that game was 94 degrees. That’s the hottest game on record, according to meteorologist Alex Lamers, who has a special interest in baseball weather.

Alas, you may be thinking — Chase Field has a roof. But, while it may have been a good decision for players and fans alike to close the roof and turn on the air conditioning, MLB historian John Thorne found a video of that pre-game show that confirms they left the roof open.

Perhaps because they were acclimated to the weather, the Diamondbacks won that game easily, 9-1.

The World Series has fallen victim to extreme weather in the past, but the most severe temperatures have come in the past two decades, according to Lamers’ baseballs stats. On the other end of the spectrum, the coldest World Series game on record was in 2001, when the Cleveland Indians hosted the Florida Marlins at the Jake on Oct. 22. The temperature at first pitch was 35 degrees. And it was snowing.

Coldest MLB playoff games

  • 35 degrees — Oct. 22, 1997; World Series Game 4, Marlins at Indians (Jacobs Field)
  • 35 degrees — Oct. 11, 2009; NLDS Game 3, Phillies at Rockies (Coors Field)
  • 41 degrees — Oct. 13, 2006; ALCS Game 3, Athletics at Tigers (Comerica Park)
  • 43 degrees — Oct. 14, 2007; NLCS Game 3, Diamondbacks at Rockies (Coors Field)
  • 43 degrees — Oct. 24, 2006; World Series Game 3, Tigers at Cardinals (Busch Stadium)

Hottest MLB playoff games

  • 94 degrees — Oct. 27, 2001; World Series Game 1, Yankees at Diamondbacks (Bank One Ballpark)
  • 93 degrees — Oct. 5, 1999; NLDS Game 1, Mets at Diamondbacks (Bank One Ballpark)
  • 93 degrees — Oct. 11, 2007; NLCS Game 1, Rockies at Diamondbacks (Chase Field)
  • 93 degrees — Oct. 16, 2009; NLCS Game 2, Phillies at Dodgers (Dodger Stadium)
  • 91 degrees — Nov. 3, 2001; World Series Game 6, Yankees at Diamondbacks (Bank One Ballpark)
  • 91 degrees — Oct. 3, 2007; NLDS Game 1, Cubs at Diamondbacks (Chase Field)

All stats above were compiled by Alex Lamers

California had a brief reprieve from the hot, dry weather that stoked this month’s deadly wildfires in Wine Country, but the heat returned late last week. High pressure has been building since Friday, and the ridge now stretches north into Canada, placing the Southwest, including Southern California, in an area of abnormally hot, dry weather with a chance of Santa Ana winds to boot.

This week’s temperatures are 20-30 degrees above normal in Southern California, with peak heat arriving Tuesday.

Source: Local Weather

Fog, fall foliage and spider webs screamed ‘Halloween’ in Colonial Williamsburg this weekend


Fog and fall color at the Colonial Williamsburg Courthouse on Sunday morning, Oct. 22. (Kevin Ambrose)

It was a spooky weekend in Colonial Williamsburg. The morning fog was fleeting and fall color was just starting to appear. Throw in a few spiders and it was Halloween come early.

Tourists and William and Mary alumni were buzzing around the town for homecoming, so there were plenty of scenes to photograph in the Colonial capital. The crowd did not deter me from making my annual fall photo trip to Williamsburg, Va. It’s still early in the season and the trees aren’t at peak color, yet. But what the trees lacked in red, orange and yellow was more than made up for by some cool morning fog formations.

Of course, since it was homecoming weekend, I even attended the football game against James Madison University, but let’s not discuss the score. At least the weather was beautiful.


After the fog burned off, sunshine ruled the day both Saturday and Sunday with mild temperatures.  A few trees are starting to show fall color in Colonial Williamsburg.  This photo was taken Sunday morning.  (Kevin Ambrose)

My youngest son goes to W&M so I always can find a reason to make a trip to Williamsburg.  I love the city and I take lots of photos.  If you want to check out how Williamsburg looked in a snowstorm from a trip earlier this year, here’s a link to the article.  And here’s a link to a springtime view from another photo trip.

For this past weekend, the weather was absolutely beautiful.  Saturday and Sunday mornings were slightly chilly, which helped to form the ground fog, but the rising sun quickly warmed the air and burned off the fog.


A couple runs down Duke of Gloucester Street early Sunday morning in dense fog. (Kevin Ambrose)

For the photo buffs, I used a Sony a7rII to shoot all but one photo in this post.  My camera’s battery died during my last photo walk so I used my Samsung Galaxy S7 phone to capture a scene.  The Samsung’s camera does okay but it cannot compare to a DSLR camera.  You’ll easily be able to find the phone photo in this post.  No hints are necessary.

I hope to be back soon to take more photos in Williamsburg.  Perhaps for the Grand Illumination in December?  It’s on my list of events to photograph.  Hopefully, we can get a little snow in early December to make the event more festive, but we all know that’s not too likely.  This is Virginia, after all.


The sun glows through heavy fog over the Magazine in Colonial Williamsburg on Sunday morning. (Kevin Ambrose)

The rising sun shines above a dew-coated spider web in Colonial Williamsburg on Saturday morning. (Kevin Ambrose)

Can you find the funnel-web spider?  The spider web is covered by dew.  This is a scene from Sunday morning. (Kevin Ambrose)

The rising sun illuminates light ground fog Saturday morning. (Kevin Ambrose)

A leaf with fall color is suspended in a spider web.  The web is coated by thousands of dew drops. This photo was taken early  Saturday morning on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg. (Kevin Ambrose)

A lantern with sunshine and fog near North England Street on Sunday morning. (Kevin Ambrose)

Palace Green and the Governor’s Palace on Sunday morning. The foliage is just starting to change color. (Kevin Ambrose)

A jogger with the Williamsburg pillories and fog Sunday morning. (Kevin Ambrose)

A colorful windmill scene in Colonial Williamsburg Sunday morning after the fog burned off. (Kevin Ambrose)

A spider exits its funnel and rests on its web.  This photo was taken in Colonial Williamsburg on Saturday morning.  (Kevin Ambrose)

A cow feeds with a backdrop of sun and fog in Colonial Williamsburg Sunday morning. (Kevin Ambrose)

Bruton Parish Church with fog and fall color in Colonial Williamsburg on Sunday morning. (Kevin Ambrose)

Let’s compare heavy snow with heavy fog at Palace Green. The dates of the two photos are Oct. 22, 2017 (left) and Jan. 6, 2017 (right). (Kevin Ambrose)

A foggy view of the Colonial Courthouse on Sunday morning. (Kevin Ambrose)

The author poses with a spider web in Colonial Williamsburg.

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2 killed, 1 seriously injured in Alexandria shooting

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two people have been killed and a third was seriously injured after a shooting in northern Virginia.

Alexandria Police are still searching for the shooter.

Police say the shooting occurred Sunday night in All Veterans Park in the city. They do not believe there is a threat to the community.

The victims have not yet been identified. The two fatalities were declared dead at the scene. The third victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police used a helicopter to search for the shooter Saturday night.

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D.C.-area forecast: Warm today, stormy early Tuesday, then sunny and brisk by midweek


Autumn leaves on Oct. 21. (Erinn Shirley via Flickr)

TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

7/10: Enjoyably mild temperatures for another day before we start cooling down.

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Increasing clouds. Highs: 73-78.
Tonight: Showers likely, possible gusty storm toward morning. Lows: 60-65.
Tomorrow: Morning showers, then partly sunny, breezy. Highs: Near 68-74.

View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post headquarters.

FORECAST IN DETAIL

A sharp cold front sweeps through the region early Tuesday, ending our recent string of mild, beautiful days. As the front comes through, we can expect some heavy downpours and perhaps even a gusty storm late tonight into early Tuesday. The rain and front exit by midday Tuesday and then it trends substantially cooler midweek before temperatures moderate toward the weekend.

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Today (Monday): Cloud cover tends to increase as today wears on but, with the exception of our far western areas, we should hold off getting wet. Mild winds from the south, gusting up to around 20 mph, boost afternoon temperatures well into the 70s. Chance of showers in our far western areas reaches about 30 percent by 5 p.m. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: Showers are likely overnight and some heavy downpours are possible. We also have to mention the chance of thunderstorms, perhaps with some strong wind gusts, zipping through during the pre-dawn hours. Temperatures are mild — only easing back into the 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Heavy showers and perhaps a rumble could accompany the morning commute, especially early, but then the rain should rapidly clear out by 11 a.m. or so. Rainfall totals probably average about 0.5 inches. By the afternoon, the sun will return at times which should allow temperatures to pass 70 briefly before cooler air starts to filter in. It’s breezy, as winds come in from the west and northwest at 10-15 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy and turning noticeably cooler. Lows range from the mid-40s in our cooler locations to near 50 downtown. Confidence: Medium-High

A LOOK AHEAD

Wednesday and Thursday are the week’s chilliest days with highs only near 60 — despite intervals of sunshine — due to a pool of cold air moving over the region at high altitudes. Overnight lows dip to 40 to 45 in the city, with 30s in our colder areas and the potential for some frost. Confidence: Medium-High

Temperatures bounce back some Friday and Saturday with plenty of sunshine and highs 65-70. Lows are mostly in the 40s Confidence: Medium

Clouds increase Saturday night and Sunday with a chance of showers developing — especially Sunday. High Sunday should be in the 60s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Source: Local Weather