9:00 AM | Sandy loses some punch, but more rain and wind today

6-Day Forecast

Today

More rain and wind from Sandy with gusts up to 45 mph, cold, maybe a few flakes mixed in, highs in the mid-to-upper 40’s

Tonight

Still more rain possible, breezy, maybe a few flakes mixed in, cold, upper 30’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, scattered showers possible, cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, chilly, low 40’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, cool, mid 50’s

Friday

Partly sunny, cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, cool, mid 50’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, cool, mid 50’s

Discussion

There will be more rain and wind from Sandy today, but nothing like what we experienced during the peak of the storm. Also, it is so cold now throughout the atmosphere that there is even the chance that some snowflakes mix in with the rain later today and early tonight; especially, well to the N and W of the District. Sandy, now a Tropical Storm, has moved into south-central Pennsylvania and it will continue to slowly weaken over the next several hours as it begins a gradually turn to the north. The latest central pressure reading of Sandy is 960 millibars with sustained winds at 65 mph. There is still a very wide area of precipitation associated with this storm that extends west to the western Great Lakes, north to northern New England and south to the Carolinas.