7:00 AM | Colder air filters into the area today...plain rain could change to a wintry mix by tonight

6-Day Forecast

Today

Still mild today, but nothing like yesterday, light rain at times, highs in the mid 40's

Tonight

Turning colder and the plain rain should change to freezing rain and/or sleet before the precipitation ends later tonight perhaps even to all snow, slick spots possible on untreated surfaces in the overnight hours and there can be a coating of snow/ice, lows in the upper 20's

Tuesday

Partly sunny, cold, near 40 degrees

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, cold, mid-to-upper 20’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, chilly, low-to-mid 40’s

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, becoming windy, cold, snow showers possible late, near 40 degrees

Friday

Mostly sunny, windy, very cold, mid-to-upper 20’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, windy, cold, possible snow showers late or at night, low-to-mid 30’s

Discussion

First, Reagan National Airport tied a record high on Sunday at 68 degrees and today will be noticeably different. Colder air will continue to filter into the DC metro region today and any light plain rain that falls today could become a wintry mix of freezing rain and/or sleet tonight before the precipitation comes to an end. Slick spots are possible tonight on untreated surfaces. The low pressure system responsible for today’s precipitation will move away by early Tuesday and high pressure will edge in keeping us moderately cold for the next few days. A powerful Arctic front will arrive late Thursday with strong winds, snow showers and perhaps even a heavier snow squall and low temperatures by early Friday are likely to re-visit the lower teens. A clipper system with a reinforcing Arctic shot is likely to arrive late Saturday into early Sunday with more brutal cold air and possible snow showers. Overall, the unfolding weather pattern looks quite stormy and cold for the next couple of weeks with multiple Arctic air outbreaks and multiple storm threats.

Video

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