From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. weather forecast: One last hurrah of winter?

March 24, 2014 - 04:45 AM
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Colder than average to start the week with snow chances Tuesday.  Could this be the last of the season?

This Afternoon:
Mostly sunny & unseasonably cold.
Highs: Near 40 degrees
Wind: N 5-15 mph
Tonight:
Becoming cloudy.
Lows: Mid 20s to mid 30s downtown
Wind: SE 5 mph
Tuesday:
Cloudy with light snow showers. Little to no accumulation.
Highs: Upper 30s
Wind: NE 5-10 mph

Canadian high pressure will bring sunshine and colder than average temperatures to start the work week. Clouds will thicken overnight, as our next system approaches from the south. The coastal low we've been watching closely looks likely to stay far enough away from the coast that impacts from the storm will be minimal.

Local Futurecast

Light snow is still possible starting tomorrow morning after about 8am. As of now, the morning commute should be fine. A dusting to an inch on the grass is possible, but most of the snow will melt on contact. Any and all lingering snow will taper off late Tuesday night, as the coastal low rapidly intensifies offshore. Gusty Northerly winds will greet us Wednesday, so wind chills will only be in the 20s and 30s, as sunshine returns. Temperatures rebound for the second half of the week, as we climb back into the 60s by Friday. Our next chance of precipitation, after tomorrow, arrives Friday as a cold approaches. Could tomorrow be the last hurrah of winter weather? I think it's safe to say most people would be perfectly happy if that were the case. My guess is yes.

 

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