Falling temperatures, afternoon and evening showers Wednesday

After a springlike Tuesday, significant changes are ahead today and the rest of the week! It will be about 20 degrees colder Wednesday -- so February has decided to make an appearance.

FOX 5's Sue Palka says we're waking up to some showers today -- so grab the rain gear and a warmer coat. The first round of showers moves out around lunchtime but colder air will push in and temperatures will drop through the 40s during the afternoon hours.

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Our second and heavier round of chilly rain arrives tonight before the evening rush hour is over. We will keep a close eye on temperatures well north and west of D.C. for any potential freezing rain. Most areas will stay in the mid to upper 30s tonight.

Looking ahead: we anticipate a soaking rain to continue through Thursday and the possibility of a rain/snow mix late Saturday into Sunday morning. A few models even try to produce minor accumulations so stay updated online and on air with FOX 5!

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