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Evening Update: Messy Sunday Followed by Arctic Blast

Today was a chilly, damp day with temperatures hovering right around 40 degrees with a thick layer of clouds. Rain mixed with snow at times, but roads remained wet with the temperatures above freezing. This pattern has stuck around for the past several days and will only be followed by more cold air.

The expected snow total for College Park by tomorrow morning is less than one inch. Totals increase rapidly to the north. Image via www.weather.gov.

Tonight:
Temperatures will drop to around freezing late tonight as rain continues much of the evening. The rain may mix with and change to snow after midnight. The snow will only last a couple of hours with little to no accumulation expected. The roads may have a few slick spots late tonight as temperatures drop. There will be a north wind at 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow (Monday):
It will be mostly sunny, but it will be cold. Temperatures will only rise into the upper 30s with a northwest breeze at 10-15 mph. Winds may gust past 20 mph throughout the day. Wind chills will be in the upper 20s to low 30s making it feel more like January than March.

Tomorrow Night:
Temperatures will be about 15 degrees below average with lows plummeting into the upper teens overnight under mostly clear skies. A north wind at 5-10 mph will have wind chills dipping as low as 10 degrees.

The entire eastern half of the United States will see temperatures about 15 degrees below average Wednesday. Image courtesy of tropicaltidbits.com

A Look Ahead:
The cold air will stick around the remainder of the week with temperatures averaging anywhere from 15 to 20 degrees below average through Thursday. Highs will be in the 20s and 30s with lows in the teens. The good news is conditions will be mainly dry. Temperatures rebound a bit closer to average for next weekend.

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