7:00 AM | Much cooler today after yesterday's spike in temperatures to 77 degrees at Reagan National Airport...winter-like cold for the weekend...snow showers even possible at any time from later today through Saturday

6-Day DC Forecast

Today

Periods of rain this morning then remaining mostly cloudy this afternoon with a rain or snow shower possible, much cooler than yesterday with highs near 50 degrees

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for a snow shower or two, lows near 30 degrees by morning

Saturday

Mainly cloudy skies, even colder, a couple of snow showers possible, near 40 degrees for highs

Saturday Night

Snow shower possible early; otherwise, partly cloudy skies and very cold with lows in the low-to-mid 20's

Sunday

Mainly sunny, cold, upper 40’s

Monday

Partly sunny, breezy, milder, maybe a shower or two, near 60 degrees

Tuesday

Partly sunny, breezy, mild, near 60 degrees

Wednesday

Partly sunny, mild, low 60’s

Discussion

After a spike in temperatures on Thursday to 77 degrees at Reagan National Airport and 74 degrees at Dulles Airport, it has turned much cooler this morning following a cold frontal passage and we'll return to winter-like cold for the weekend. The transition to winter-like cold will continue to generate some rain around here this morning and then, as colder air continues to pour into the region, there is the chance for snow shower activity at just about any time from later today through tomorrow. The atmosphere in the overnight hours and on Saturday will be rather unstable around here thanks to an impressive upper-level wave of energy and it’ll likely be cold enough for any precipitation to fall in the form of snow. The weather quiets down on Sunday, but it’ll remain quite cold for this time of year. In fact, the cold this weekend will not only be quite impressive in the Mid-Atlantic region for late March, but it could turn out to be a widespread low temperature record-breaker come early Sunday morning in many parts of the eastern third of the nation.

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