D.C. Weather Forecast: Clearing skies later this morning

      TODAY:{}Becoming breezy and warmer with sunny skiesHighs: 55-60 Wind: West 10-15+ mph

      TONIGHT: Partly{}cloudy and a bit colderHighs: 35-40Wind: WSW 3-5 mph

      TOMORROW:{}Partly to mostly cloudy with a few p.m. showers possibleHighs: Near 50Wind: West 10-15 mph

      While yesterday's rainfall was well before forecast levels, some spots picked up some impressive totals.

      Low level moisture will{}lift out of the region this morning....especially along the Bay and Tidal Rivers. Skies will become partly to mostly sunny at times and temperatures will climb through the{}50s.{}Gusty west to northwesterly winds will usher in a brief but pleasant weather pattern.Colder weather will slowly return to the area tomorrow. Even colder air will filter into the region on Friday and straight through the weekend. No significant storms are anticipated... just a return to unseasonably cool air.

      It does not appear that March will come in like a lion or a lamb{}on Friday. Perhaps you can create your own meteorological metaphor. March will come in like a --------.