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!