7:15 AM | A reminder that it is still March as cold blast drops temperatures to near freezing late tonight

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, windy and cool, low-to-mid 60’s

Tonight

Clear, windy and very cold, near freezing for lows with even lower wind chills

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, brisk and chilly, mid 50’s

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, upper 30's

Wednesday

Partly sunny, breezy, milder, PM showers, maybe a late day thunderstorm, near 70

Thursday

Partly sunny, windy, cooler, low-to-mid 60’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, cool, near 60

Saturday

Increasing clouds, not as cool, showers possible by night, near 65

Discussion

Reagan National Airport reached 83 degrees on Friday (3/24), but it will be quite awhile before we see those kinds of temperatures again here in the Mid-Atlantic. An amazing warm period for March that lasted about ten days from the 13th through the 23rd has come to an end and a cold blast coming for tonight and tomorrow will remind us that it is still March. The coldest air in some time will move in later today on strong N-NW winds and temperatures should drop to near freezing in most spots by early tomorrow morning and wind chills will be even lower. Highs on Tuesday will stay below normal and it will be a struggle to reach 55 degrees with continued even lower wind chills. Temperatures do moderate on Wednesday, but then turn cooler again on Thursday. One final note- the planned launch of 5 separate rockets by NASA at Wallops Island, Virginia to study upper-atmospheric winds has been rescheduled until very late tonight (between 2 and 5am) - and the skies are finally looking like they will cooperate.

Video

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