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Rain/snow this morning gives way to drier and windier conditions this afternoon
What a Tuesday it’s been so far! After heavy rain overnight, most of the region saw a transition to wet snow this morning, with longer snowfalls to the north and west. Toward the west of MD and WV, as well as near the PA-MD line, there is a stuck spot at least a few inches on the ground. Elevation was also key in these areas, as higher totals were found as you ascended to the tops of the hills. To the south and east, there was a quick fall of snow around D.C. and the I-95 corridor, but nothing stuck to the ground. All that precipitation has now disappeared with skies continuing to clear for the rest of the afternoon. We’ll be dealing with some gusty winds of 20-30 mph with cold air around us, but we’ll be drier on Valentine’s Day.
Cold air will continue to be pushed into the DMV tomorrow as it remains breezy behind the departing storm system. After dropping to near freezing levels tonight, temperatures will return to the lower and middle 40s tomorrow, even with some sunshine. There will be a slight warmup through Thursday as winds ease and shift to the south, with highs moving back toward the lower 50s. This wind switch is in response to a clipper system that will pass to our north on Thursday night. Since this storm will pass near the Great Lakes region, all we’re likely to see from this system is a few spotty showers Thursday night and another rush of cold air heading into the weekend.
High temperatures will return to the lower to middle 40s Friday through Sunday, which is cool but not out of the ordinary for this time of year. Most of next weekend will be quiet, but we are seeing an interesting setup that the models haven’t been able to handle yet. The disturbance will develop and track somewhere near Saturday into Saturday night, but the path of this disturbance is uncertain, and there is also a question mark over whether there will be any moisture around it. If all goes well, some rain/snow is possible at the start of the weekend, but it won’t be significant. The weather is trending sunny and calm with high pressure arriving early next week.
Have a great rest on Tuesday!
7 day forecast:
today: The sky gradually becomes clear and sometimes hazy. Wind: NW 20-30 mph, High: 46 (40-49)
Tonight: Partly cloudy and breezy. Wind: NW 10-15 mph, Low: 32 (27-35)
Valentine’s Day: Partly cloudy and still breezy. Wind: N 15-25 mph, High: 44 (39-47), Low: 28 (23-31)
Thursday: Partly cloudy with intermittent rain showers late. Highs will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s with lows in the 30s.
Friday: Partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the mid to upper 40s with lows in the lower to mid 30s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a chance of intermittent rain and snow. Highs will be in the lower to mid 40s with lows in the 20s.
Sunday: Sunny skies in most directions. Highs will be in the 40s with lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s.
President’s Day: Mostly sunny skies. Highs will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s with lows in the 30s.
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