7:00 AM | Colder pattern has set in and will stick around...frost possible in suburban locations next few nights...significant coastal storm on the table for late next week

6-Day DC Forecast

Today

Limited sunshine today with a buildup of billowing cumulus clouds, quite breezy and chilly, cannot rule out an afternoon shower or two, highs in the mid-to-upper 50’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, cold, cannot rule out some patchy frost late, lows in the low-to-mid 30’s

Friday

Mainly sunny, breezy, chilly, mid-to-upper 50’s

Friday Night

Mainly clear, cold, cannot rule out some patchy frost late, low-to-mid 30’s

Saturday

Increasing clouds, chilly, showers likely late in the day and at night, upper 50's

Sunday

Early clouds and lingering showers to give way to partial afternoon sunshine, cool, near 60 degrees

Monday

Mainly sunny, cool, low-to-mid 60’s

Tuesday

Mainly sunny, cool, low-to-mid 60’s

Discussion

The combination of cold air and warm sunshine will destabilize the atmosphere this morning and partly cloudy skies will give way to a significant buildup of cumulus clouds by mid-day and there is the possibility of a shower or two this afternoon. A strong cold frontal passage on Wednesday ushered in a pattern change that will bring the Mid-Atlantic region colder-than-normal weather conditions not only for the rest of the week, but also likely for the rest of the month. Overnight lows in the 30’s in suburban locations will be the norm for the next few nights and frost is not out of the question early Friday morning and again early Saturday morning. An area of showers just to our southwest on Saturday could push just far enough to the north to generate a few showers in the local area from late Saturday into early Sunday. Looking ahead, many computer forecast models are forecasting a significant east coast storm next week in the Wednesday-to-Friday time period.