7:00 AM | Temperatures take a step backwards today in our recovery process as fresh Arctic air moves in; NW fringes on Friday of coastal storm precipitation

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, breezy, noticeably colder than yesterday, highs in the low-to-mid 30’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, cold, some sleet and/or freezing rain posssible towards morning; especially, to the south and east of the District, lows in the mid-to-upper 20’s

Friday

Mostly cloudy, cold, some sleet, freezing rain and/or rain likely; especially, to the south and east of the District, near 40

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, cold, slight chance for ice and/or rain early, lows in the low 30’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, becoming noticeably milder, mid 50’s; chance for a few rain showers at night

Sunday

Partly sunny, breezy, colder, mid-to-upper 40’s

Monday

Partly sunny, milder again, upper 50’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, still quite mild, low 60's

Discussion

While still below normal for this time of year, temperatures did modify markedly yesterday and the cold was not nearly as harsh as it was on Tuesday. Today, however, temperatures will take a step backwards on our road to full recovery as a fresh injection of Arctic air moved in overnight and it’ll turn out several degrees colder compared with yesterday. These colder-than-normal conditions will continue on Friday, but then it’ll get noticeably milder on Saturday with temperatures climbing into the 50’s.

As far as precipitation is concerned, the northwest fringes of a storm off the Southeast U.S. coast will reach the DC metro region on Friday and there is likely to be some sleet and/or freezing rain from late tonight through much of the day on Friday. The weekend looks dry once that storm pulls away, but the milder conditions on Saturday will give way to slightly colder weather on Sunday. Looking ahead to next week, after a mild early part of the week on Monday and Tuesday, it looks like colder air may make a return around mid-week.

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