Today was another cool gray day across the DMV with scattered showers in the afternoon. Temperatures struggled to reach 50 today, which is 8-10 degrees below normal. The next couple of days will bring even colder temperatures and a chance of some frozen precipitation.
Showers will end as another cold front passes us, but the skies will remain mostly cloudy through midnight. Clouds will begin to break up more after midnight allowing temperatures to drop to the low 30s. Winds will be from the northwest at 8-11 mph.
Tomorrow will bring partly cloudy skies, but temperatures will be colder with highs in the low to mid 40s. The cool northwest wind will continue to blow at 7-10 mph. In the evening clouds will begin to develop, becoming mostly cloudy by midnight. Lows will be in the low 30s with calming winds from the north at 6 mph or less.
Thursday and Beyond :
In the early morning, temperatures may be cold enough to have a mix of rain/snow/sleet, especially in areas to the north and east of Washington, DC. No accumulation is likely as the ground is still too warm. Temperatures will rise enough by late morning to make the precipitation change to all rain; high temperatures will be stuck around 40 degrees with northwest winds increasing to 5-10 mph. Rain will continue into the evening, allowing temperatures to only fall into the mid to upper 30s. Showers will eventually end on Friday with temperatures increasing back to around 50.