From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. forecast: Light morning snow, very windy and cold...where's spring?

March 21, 2013 - 08:05 AM
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Cold air, gusty winds and flurries are part of the second day of spring – I think we want winter back!

TODAY: Mix Clouds & Sun, Very Windy & Cold, Flurries
Highs: 38°-43° | Wind Chills: 20s & Low 30s
Wind: NW 10-20, G 30 mph

OVERNIGHT: Partly Cloudy, Breezy & Cold
Lows: 25º-30º
Wind: NW 10-15 mph

TOMORROW: Partly Cloudy, Gusty Breezes and Continued Cold
Highs: Upper 40s | Wind Chills: 20s
Wind: NW 10-20 mph

A cold front moving across Washington this morning is squeezing out some early morning flurries and light snow, but with little impact. Then, the bottom will drop out and temperatures will return to mid-January standards for the day – with high temperatures only near 40°. Winds will continue to be gusty, making it feel much colder: like the 20s at times! Tomorrow brings added sun but continued windy and cool conditions as temperatures struggle to get out of the 40s. If you think this March seems much colder than normal you would be correct -check out my latest blog: A Tale of Two Marches.

It appears temperatures will stay below average through much of next week. The next concern is low pressure that is currently entering the West. This low will move into the Southern Plains by Saturday and then northeast to the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Monday. North of the track enough cold air in place will bring a rain/snow mix to the region Sunday into Monday. That will be followed by gusty winds and another reinforcing shot of cold air for the start of the next work week. Have a great day.

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