D.C. Forecast: Mild Sunday, but a messy Monday with snow & rain likely

This Afternoon:Turning Mostly Cloudy, Seasonably Mild Highs: 55-60 Wind: Calm Tonight:Rain Likely Lows: 33-36 Rain: 80% Chance Monday:Mix of Rain & Snow, More Snow N & W Highs: 30-36 Precipitation: 100% Chance

Whether Punxsutawney Phil's prognostication this morning for six more weeks of winter{ }turns out to be{ }accurate or not, for the next{ }24 to 36 hours, it rings true.{ } With a WINTER STORM WATCH{ }in effect { }for tonight and tomorrow{ }for areas north and west of the{ }city, there will be no early{ }spring this early February.{ } For today, however, there will be a hint of spring in the air with temperatures rising to the mid and even upper 50s under increasingly cloudy skies.{ }{ }The welcome warmth started with Friday's 51 degree high at Reagan National and continued yesterday with a high of 53; the average temperature on Saturday was a balmy 48, the best reading since back on January 20th when we hit 49.

Light winds from the south - providing for{ }our pleasant Sunday - are ahead of a cold front now making its way across the Midwest.{ } With the front expected to stall{ }to our south, it will be a convenient conduit for low pressure to bring rain and snow to the area{ }late tonight and tomorrow.{ } With temperatures so mild today, it will take some time for{ }tonight's rain to change over to snow.{ } That is likely to happen first{ }in counties north and west of DC; those areas could eventually see up to 5 inches of wet snow by afternoon.{ } For DC and areas to the south and east, any snow will likely be just a 1/2 inch or less.{ } High temperatures tomorrow are expected in the mid 30s.{ } Yet another chance of a wintry{ }mix is possible on Wednesday and then again late in the week.{ }{ }It may not be Super Weather for much of the coming week, but{ }this Super Sunday's is{ }Pretty Good!{ } Enjoy!