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Washington, D.C. weather forecast: East Coast storm may snarl Tuesday and Wednesday travel plans

November 24, 2013 - 10:50 PM
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Winds will ease overnight as temperatures fall to the teens and lower 20s. All eyes are focused midweek on a storm that is likely to cause holiday travel delays.

Overnight:
Mainly Clear and Cold
Lows: 15°-23°
Wind: Northwest 10-15 mph
Monday:
Partly to Mostly Cloudy
Highs: 35°-40°
Wind: South 5-10 mph
Tuesday:
Cloudy, Rain Develops from SW
Highs: 40s
Wind: South 8-12 mph

 

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Winds will slowly subside during the overnight hours, but temperatures will remain cold and well below average for this time of . Lows will be in teens and 20s. High pressure will slowly move off the coast Monday allowing for a southerly flow and increased afternoon cloud cover. Temperatures should rebound to the middle 30s to around 40 degrees.

As part of a complex storm system, mixed precipitation is likely to begin southwest of the D.C. area Tuesday morning. By afternoon and evening, a steady, cold rain will overspread the area and may become heavy at times during the overnight hours. Look for rain Wednesday at all three major  D.C. area airports. As colder air wraps into the system, a rain and snow mix is likely across the Blue Ridge and all snow in the highest elevations of western Maryland and West Virginia. Travel by car late Tuesday and into Wednesday to western Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia may become difficult.

Most if not all of the moisture should be gone by Thanksgiving Day with clearing skies and highs in the upper 30s.

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