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Washington, D.C. weather forecast: Sunny Monday, powerful coastal storm develops Tuesday

March 23, 2014 - 10:00 PM
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Skies will clear overnight and sunshine returns Monday. A coastal low will skim our area Tuesday before turning into a March madness monster!

Mainly Clear and Breezy
Lows: 23°-28°
Wind: Northwest 10-15 mph
Mostly Sunny and Cold
Highs: 37°-42°
Wind: Northwest 8-12 mph
Snow and Wintry Mix Possible
Highs: upper 30s
Wind: Southeast 5-10 mph


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Skies have cleared thanks for an area of high pressure. Overnight lows will drop to the 20s, but wind chills will likely make it feel a tad bit colder. Look for abundant sunshine Monday and highs well below average for this time of year. Daytime temperatures will only rebound to the upper 30s and lower 40s.

Clouds will start to increase by Monday evening as an area of low pressure develops to the south. As this system matures, areas of light snow and wintry mix may overspread the mid-Atlantic early Tuesday. Since temperatures will be below freezing Tuesday morning, minor accumulations are likely on grassy and elevated surfaces. By midday, temperatures will be above freezing and the storm will have already started to push away from the D.C. area. As the coastal low rapidly intensifies late Tuesday and into Wednesday, our winds will kick up and temperatures will stay well below average.

Rapid intensification of this storm Tuesday night  and into Wednesday promises to cause travel delays from New York City to upper New England - although the worst of it will stay off the coast.

Warmer air will slowly filter back to our area Thursday and into Friday. A cold front is likely to bring showers Saturday.

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