From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Lousy Travel Today, Better Weather Ahead

November 27, 2013 - 09:00 AM
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First rain, then snow, then wind, then finally calmer travel.

This Afternoon:
Rain Showers Change to snow showers
Temperatures: 30s
Wind: Becoming Blustery NW 10-20+
Clearing and Windy
Lows: 23-27
Wind Chill: Teens
Highs: Mid 30s
Wind: NW 10-20+

We have it all in the forecast for Wednesday.  We started with heavy rainfall overnight and it has tapered off to showers. Check out the rainfall totals as of 8:30 this morning. 

Rain Totals as of 8:30 a.m. EST


More scattered showers are expected with a transition over to snow showers after noon in the metro, earlier to the north and west.  We have the trifecta of travel trouble Wednesday: Rain, then snow then wind. 

The snow will not accumulate in the metro.  A Winter Weather Advisory calls for 1-2 inches of snow west of I-81. Winds will increase this afternoon with the strongest gusts reaching 40 mph this evening and overnight.

Here is the national travel forecast:

National Forecast This Afternoon


Keep in mind those "high" temperatures in the northeast are for this morning and it will drop this afternoon. Another interesting note: we had a nice spike in temperatures last night.  The high temperature on Tuesday ended up being 49 degrees recorded at 10:50 p.m.  

It all calms down on Thanksgiving day but it will remain breezy and cold with highs in the middle 30s. High pressure will keep us dry and calm through the holiday weekend, but temperatures will only warm to the mid 40s by Sunday.

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