Today's Forecast

ABC7’S BRIAN van de GRAAFF: 5:08 – 9:08AM

Unsettled Christmas Week, with light precipitation today followed by a dry Christmas Day…

Clouds increased overnight as a weak storm marched our way from the Tennessee Valley. It will spread moisture into the area by midday and it’s possible it may be cold enough at the onset for a bit of a rain/snow mix in the metro with freezing rain or sleet north and west of The District and in the higher elevations. As temperatures warm into the low 40s by afternoon, all precipitation will change to plain rain. We are not expecting any serious travel trouble from this storm. By tonight, the storm will head northeastward and there could be some lingering drizzle and fog for Old Saint Nicholas with lows in the low 30s. By Christmas Day, drier weather will arrive—briefly—providing us with some sun and seasonable temperatures in the upper 40s.

On Wednesday, a new storm will arrive from the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. This could bring a wintry mix through the morning north and west of The District and in the higher elevations, but locally it should be a good soaker! Following this second storm, blustery northwesterly winds will bring drier weather into the area for Thursday and Friday with seasonable temperatures in the 40s. Have a great Christmas Eve!

Christmas Eve (Mon): Mostly Cloudy, Rain/Snow Mix Develops Midday to PM Rain
Highs: 39°-44°
Wind: SE 4-8 mph

Overnight: Mostly Cloudy, Drizzle & Some Fog
Lows: 33°-38°
Wind: Light & Var.

Christmas Day (Tue): Partly Sunny, Seasonable
Highs: 45°-49°
Wind: N 5-10 mph

Wednesday: Cloudy, Mainly Hefty Rain (Possible Wintry Mix N&W @ Onset)
Highs: Mid 40s

Thursday: Clouds Mix with Sun Breezy & Colder
Highs: Low 40s

Friday: Mostly Sunny, Seasonable
Highs: Mid 40s

Yest. High/Low: 47°/29°
Yest. Precipitation: 0.0”
Average high/low: 45°/31°
Records Today: 69°(1933)/5°(1983)
Sunrise: 7:25AM | Sunset:4:52PM