From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: A wintry mix to follow a chilly, but calm Palm Sunday

March 24, 2013 - 11:13 AM
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Look for a chilly, mostly cloudy day before a mix of rain and snow arrives this evening.  High temperatures today should be in the mid to upper 40s. 

This Afternoon:  Mostly Cloudy, Chilly, Chance of Rain

Highs: 45-49 | Wind: N 5-10 mph

Tonight: Mix of Rain & Snow

Lows: 30-36 | Precipitation: Near 100%

Monday: Mix of Rain & Snow, Minor Accumulations

Highs: 35-40 | Precipitation: 90% Chance

The usual floral exuberance of Palm Sunday is mostly missing today as the Washington area braces for yet another dose of our endless winter weather.  Look for chilly readings in the 40s and increasing cloudiness in advance of a storm system in the Ohio Valley.  Showers are possible later today, but the major concern is for a mix of rain and snow that is expected to fall overnight and into Monday.  There are Winter Storm Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings to the far north and west of the DC area from 6 PM today until 6 PM Monday.  In those areas, 2-4 inches and 6-8 inches of snow, respectively, are possible.  Along the I-95 corridor and to the east of the city, some slushy accumulation could occur, mostly on grassy areas .  While there should be enough cold air to produce snow, above freezing surface temperatures and the late March sun will help to mitigate any significant snow buildup.  The snow is expected to turn to all rain on Monday, a day that will be damp, chilly, and windy with highs only in the upper 30s.

High pressure will gradually return by midweek, but warmth will still be at a premium.  Daytime highs in the upper 40s and low 50s are likely until Friday with Easter weekend finally  "warming up" to near 60!  It might just be warm  enough to coax some blossoms into view!  Enjoy your Sunday

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