Washington, D.C. weather forecast: Rain and snow showers likely Tuesday

Overnight:Mainly Clear and Cold Lows: 28°-36° Wind: Northwest 10-15 mph Veterans Day:Increasing PM Clouds Highs: 54°-59° Wind: Southwest 10-15 mph Tuesday:AM Rain and Snow Showers (40%) Highs: 40s Wind: North 10-15 mph

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An area of high pressure will briefly build during the overnight hours allowing for mainly clear skies and cold temperatures. Lows will drop into the 20s in the mountains and middle 30s inside the Capital Beltway. Clouds will increase Veterans Day as a strong arctic cold front approaches from the northwest. Highs will rebound into the 50s with increasing winds by late afternoon.

The cold front will not only bring a shot of very cold air to the mid-Atlantic, but rain showers possibly mixed with some flakes early Tuesday. Little, if any accumulations are expected, but extra time may be needed for the early rush because of the wet pavement. Skies will begin to clear midday with highs only in the lower 40s. Wednesday will be the coldest day of the season, with many areas not even reaching 40 degrees.

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