FROM ABC7’S BRIAN van de GRAAFF
Light rain showers on tap for the day with perhaps a bit of a wintry mix in the far north and west early. No major icing problems expected.
A storm system moving in from the Great Lakes increased cloud cover across the region overnight. However, temperatures slipped below freezing far north and west of DC. Light precipitation arrives after the bulk of the morning rush hour, and we are expecting light rain showers for most of the area. However, in the far northern and western suburbs, it may be cold enough for a bit of freezing rain. Any problems should be minimal since the precipitation will be light. Plus, a southerly breeze will be strong, transporting milder air into the area swiftly through the morning. In fact, highs should reach 50° by afternoon. Scattered light rain showers will be likely for much of the day ahead of the system’s cold front.
A cold front should arrive this evening, shifting the winds to westerly and bringing colder and drier air into area tonight. This will set the stage for a blustery and cold day Wednesday with a partly sunny sky and highs only in the upper 30s. With the winds of 15-25 mph, it will feel like it’s in the 20s during the day. High pressure will settle into the Mid-Atlantic Thursday so we will see abundant sunshine and less wind, thankfully. It will still be rather chilly with highs near 40. Have a great day!
TODAY: Light Rain By Late-AM Rush (AM Mix Far N&W along I-81) Breezy & Mild
Highs: Near 50°
Wind: S 10-15+ mph
OVERNIGHT: Clearing, Winds Pick-Up, Cold
Wind: W 10-15 mph
TOMORROW: Mostly Sunny, Windy & Blustery Cold
Wind: NW 15-25 mph
THURSDAY: Sunny, Not as Bitter
Highs: Low 40s
FRIDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Light Rain Develops
Highs: Low 40s
SATURDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Showers
Highs: Low to Mid 40s
High/Low Yesterday: 42°/22°
Precipitation: Rain: 0.00”
Normal High/Low: 48°/32°
Record High/Low: 74° (1939) / 4° (1903)
SUNRISE: 6:54AM | SUNSET: 5:50PM