7:15 AM | Cold frontal passage tonight ushers in chilly air; coastal storm threat continues for Saturday with accumulations not out of the question

6-Day Forecast

Today

Cloudy with periods of rain, still mild with highs in the mid 60’s

Tonight

Cloudy and turning noticeably colder with rain still possible at times before midnight, breezy, lows mid-to-upper 30’s

Friday

Mostly sunny early, clouds late, quite chilly, low 50’s

Saturday

Cloudy, windy, a cold rain likely early and there may even be some snowflakes mixing in, even an outside chance for some accumulations; mid-to-upper 40’s for highs, but temperatures could drop into the 30's during the storm

Sunday

Mostly sunny, cool, near 55

Monday

Partly sunny, cool, upper 50’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, cool, upper 50’s

Discussion

One low pressure system will generate periods of rain here today and at the same time colder air will be advancing towards us from the northwest. The breeze will pick up tonight after a cold frontal passage and as the rain tapers off it’ll become noticeably colder with lows by morning in the mid-to-upper 30’s. Chilly high pressure will briefly control the weather on Friday providing us with some sunshine, but then a coastal low will spread a cold rain our way late Friday night into early Saturday and it could be just cold enough for some snowflakes to mix in here in the DC metro region. In fact, there is even an outside chance for accumulations of heavy, wet snow which could be big trouble for trees given the fact that most leaves still remain. Temperatures behind the storm on Saturday night could drop to near the freezing mark in much of the region.

Video

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