PM Update: Showers and some storms increasingly likely tonight into Tuesday

A lion at the National Zoo last weekend. (angela n. via Flickr)

It was another springlike day across the area as our break from deep winter chill continues. High temperatures were in the near-60 to mid-60s range, which is about 15 to 20 degrees above normal for the date. With a strong storm system over the central United States and a cold front headed this way, we might be dealing with some springtime storms as it moves through tomorrow.

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Through Tonight: Showers well to our west at publish time should slowly march this way through the evening and into the night. Odds of rain are fairly low before midnight, although a passing shower is possible. Showers are more likely after midnight, and a rumble is possible as well. Lows are in the upper 40s to mid-40s.

View the current conditions at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): A cold front is headed through during the day, but before it does, we’ll be dealing with more showers, the chance of storms, and more highs in the 60s. It won’t take long to reach highs for the day, which are about low to mid-60s. While we’ll have limited instability for storms, strong dynamics could make up for it. The best odds for rumbles and perhaps some damaging winds seem to come in the morning or midday. See Jason and Jeff’s post for more details on that. Even without storms, we should see gusty winds with any showers, along with background sustained winds around 15 to 20 mph. Skies begin to clear late in the day as winds switch.

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Central U.S. storm: The storm system threatening to send us some thunderstorms is a beauty.

It has kicked up some severe weather over the South and Midwest, and it has caused some thundersnow in its cold-air region.

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