7:00 AM | Still some brutal cold for this time of year with some amazing March low temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region, but milder weather is on the horizon

6-Day Forecast

Today

A brutal cold start to the day with mainly clear skies, but then the afternoon will feature increasing clouds and remaining very cold, highs in the upper 20’s (normal high at Central Park is 45 degrees)

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, very cold, lows in the low-to-mid 20’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, very cold for this time of year, but not as harsh as Tuesday, mid-to-upper 30’s

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, quite cold, lows in the upper 20’s

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for snow showers, upper 30’s

Friday

Partly sunny, breezy, slightly milder, low 40’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, even milder, rain or snow showers possible at night, low-to-mid 40’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, colder, maybe a few snow showers, near 40

Discussion

Bitter cold air starts the day and temperatures will climb no higher than the upper 20’s this afternoon which is way below normal for this time of year. Some impressive morning low temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region with, for example, Atlantic City, NJ bottoming out at 2 degrees - an all-time record low temperature for the month of March. In addition, all of the following are record lows for the month of March that were set this morning:

Dover, DE: 8 degrees Baltimore, MD: 4 degrees (broke a record that stood since 1873 for the city of Baltimore) Dulles Airport, VA: -1 degrees (tied) Charlottesville, VA: 3 degrees

After another bitter cold night, temperatures will slowly modify during the second half of the week and should actually climb into the 40’s by Saturday afternoon. A storm does move up along the east coast later this week, but it appears at this time that it will only skirt the I-95 corridor with its moisture field.

Video

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