NowSoggy, cool. Sunday's rain, heavy at times, gave way to Monday's drizzle and mist, but a low pressure area lingering off the Delmarva coast kept the fat lady from singing the final aria in the Washington metro region's soggy opera. Damp conditions will continue through tonight, with gradual drying tomorrow and more pleasant temperatures.
Pictured: Visible satellite image earlier this afternoon from Unisys shows the low pressure area spinning off the coast. (Despite the eye-like appearance of the center, the system has a cold core, rather than the warm core of a tropical system.)
Tonight and TomorrowGradual clearing. Occasional drizzle and mist will persist into tonight, with fog in some areas. Lows will be in the upper 40s to near 50°. Considerable cloudiness in the morning will yield gradually to sunshine in the afternoon tomorrow with highs around 66°.
For the outlook through the rest of the week, scroll down to Jason's post below.
Opera on the MallToday's WaPo reports ("Puccini to Give You the Shivers") on yesterday's remote broadcast of the Washington National Opera's performance of Puccini's Madama Butterfly using a giant screen on the Mall. Compared to the estimated 13,000 who attended last year's al fresco performance of "Porgy and Bess", the WaPo counted between 200 and 300 hardy opera lovers who braved the elements yesterday.
MediarologyThe podcast of Matt's discussion yesterday of the CapitalWeather.com winter outlook on WeatherTalk radio has been posted on the show's website.