Here we are now officially a few days into spring and temperatures remain at way below normal levels for this time of year. The normal high for today at Reagan National Airport (DCA) is 58 degrees and we’ll be lucky to get within 10 degrees of that mark during the afternoon hours. In addition to the cold, there is a little snow to worry about for late tonight and early Tuesday.
An upper-level disturbance is now crossing the Upper Midwest and it is causing a good deal of snowfall in portions of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. In fact, Chicago, IL is likely to end up with a few inches of snow by later today and temperatures will hold at or below the freezing mark. While this disturbance will weaken tonight as it moves to the southeast, it is likely to generate snow showers in the DC and Baltimore metro regions late tonight and early Tuesday (between about 2 and 10am). There is even the outside chance for a coating of snow in parts of the area by the time the Tuesday morning commute rolls around. It does get much milder later this week with 70 degrees a possibility on Thursday, but don’t get used to it.