From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Spring sunshine

March 20, 2013 - 07:44 AM
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Spring officially ariived at 7:02 this morning...but spring temperatures are on back order.  (read about the vernal equinox here.)

TODAY: Morning sunshine with increasing afternoon cloudiness
Highs: 49°-54°
Wind: West 10-15+ mph

OVERNIGHT: Cloudy with a light wintry mix or light snow. Grassy areas.
Lows: 28º-35º
Wind: NW 5-10 mph

TOMORROW: Morning clouds and flurries. Breezy and VERY COLD
Highs: Low 40s with wind chills in the 30s all day
Wind: NW 10-15+ mph

So what are we talking about in the weather center on this first day of spring? The chance of a wintry mix or light snow overnight into tomorrow morning. Another fast-moving, upper level area of low pressure will cross the region but likely only produce a light coating on mainly grassy areas. Our in-house computer model estimates snowfall in tenths of an inch.ZZZZZ

After the disturbance passes the area, we will default to what has become our late-winter pattern. Partly cloudy skies with northwesterly winds that keep temperatures below average. This pattern will continue well into next week, if not even longer. Plus, computer models are persistently simulating the development of an east coast storm on Monday.

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