D.C. Weather Forecast: Light Mix New Year's Day, otherwise quiet start to 2013

      This Afternoon: Increasing Clouds

      Highs: Low to mid 40s | Wind: SW 5

      Overnight: Cloudy Skies

      Lows: low to mid 30s | Wind: W 5

      Tuesday: Cloudy, light wintry mix

      Highs: Low to mid 40s | Wind: W 5

      A weak disturbance is ushering in clouds across the metro already today, but the high-mid veil of clouds will still allow in some filtered sunshine through mid-afternoon at least. The moisture should hold off{}until early Tuesday and we're expecting temps in the upper 30s at midnight.{} The precip will start as a rain/snow mix and no accumulation is expected.{} It will likely come in two waves, one in the morning, and another late afternoon.{} All of it is expected to be very light.{} This is the only real issue in the forecast this week as we turn the calendar to 2013.{} There will be more sunshine starting Wednesday and increases through the week. Temperatures will be near average.{} Here's a look at averages for the month of January:{}{}{}

      January Averages

      Most of 2012 was warmer than average. Here's a great blog if you haven't seen it by WJLA meteorologist Chad Merrill{}{}{}