7:15 AM | Not going to repeat the 70's again today, but still above normal

6-Day Forecast

Today

Lots of clouds this morning with some light rain, but then partial afternoon sunshine, cooler, mid 50’s

Tonight

Partly cloudy, cold, low 30’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, cool, low-to-mid 50’s

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, near 30

Saturday

Mostly sunny, cool, near 50

Sunday

Partly sunny, chilly, upper 40’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, chilly, chance for some rain or snow, low-to-mid 40’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, chilly, low-to-mid 40’s

Discussion

Reagan National Airport topped out yesterday at an amazing 72 degrees – some 25 degrees above normal. However, a cold front slipped through the region late yesterday and it will end those types of temperatures for the foreseeable future. The front is stalled to our south today which will allow for a wave of low pressure to ride along it towards the east coast. The precipitation associated with this low should pass through this morning which will allow for some afternoon clearing. High pressure builds back into the region to close out the week and to begin the weekend. The storm that will produce heavy snow today over the Colorado Rockies will then head into the Plains tomorrow and cause heavy snow there, but then will likely slow down in its advance to the eastern states as it encounters a blocking pattern in the upper atmosphere. This developing blocking pattern in the upper atmosphere could ultimately "squeeze" this storm far enough to our south that we stay dry. Stay tuned as this potential late weekend system is still on the table. Finally, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow early this morning (as did I), but six more weeks of this wouldn't be all that bad.

Video

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