7:15 AM | Heavy rain followed by a changeover to snow

6-Day Forecast

Today

Rain today and some of it will be heavy, a thunderstorm is also possible, temperatures near 55 degrees early in the day will drop during the afternoon hours

Tonight

Rain in the evening and some of it will be heavy, becoming windy, a thunderstorm possible, a changeover to snow is likely later tonight (between 10PM and 1AM), lows near freezing

Thursday

Becoming mostly sunny, brisk and chilly, mid 40’s

Friday

Partly sunny, chilly, upper 40’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, cold, near 40

Sunday

Mostly sunny, cold, near 40

Monday

Mostly sunny, cold, mid 40’s

Discussion

A strong low pressure system will move rapidly from the VA/NC border region early this evening to just off of Cape Cod by late tonight. This low will dump quite a bit of precipitation on the region with more than two inches of liquid equivalent possible over the next 24 hours. Colder air will move in around midnight and this will likely change the rain to snow between about 10PM and 1AM. The snow will likely last for a few hours and accumulations of 1-3 inches are possible in the northern and western suburbs (e.g., Chantilly, VA to Laurel , MD) with an inch or less likely in the District. The sun will return during the day on Thursday, but it’ll be breezy and chilly and dry weather is then likely for the next several days.

Video

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