Another strong storm was churning over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean, about 200 miles east of the Delmarva Peninsula, Sunday morning. This storm was bringing some snowfall to eastern New England. Precipitation associated with the storm should stay well to the east of the Capital Region through the day today.
Despite the forecast track of the low pressure area, strong and gusty winds, as result of the storm, will be the weather headline today across the area. West to northwest winds will increase in strength and intensity today and may gust to near or over 40 MPH at times. The blustery conditions are expected to continue overnight tonight. High pressure will build into the region, from southern Canada, during the day on Monday. Though it will be a bit breezy still on Monday, winds are not expected to be as strong as they should be today.
Low pressure is forecast to develop over the lower Great Lakes on Monday night and into Tuesday morning, dragging a warm front through our region during that time frame. Precipitation will likely begin as light snow late at night Monday, before changing to all rain during the daytime Tuesday. This storm should be a fast mover, and will be east of the region by Tuesday night. Winds will pick up markedly once again behind this system for Wednesday.
Canadian high pressure settles southward into the region to close out the work week.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Partly sunny, blustery, and cold. High near 25. Northwest winds increasing to 15-30 MPH with some higher gusts to near 40 MPH possible at times. Wind chills zero to 10 above zero.
Tonight: Decreasing clouds. Remaining windy and cold. Low 5-10 above zero. Northwest winds 10-20 MPH with some higher gusts to 30 MPH possible at times. Wind chill temperatures 5 to 15 below zero.
Monday: Mostly sunny, breezy, and cold. High in the upper 20’s. Northwest winds 10-20 MPH with some higher gusts to near 25 MPH possible at times. Wind chill temperatures 5 to 15 above zero.
Monday Night: Variable clouds. Low near 20. Light southerly winds.
Tuesday: Increasing, thickening, and lowering clouds with light snow developing during the morning. Snow mixing with and then changing to rain by afternoon. High 40-45. Southerly winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. An inch of snow accumulation is possible before the changeover to rain.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, windy, and chilly. High near 35 and low near 15.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 30 and low near 15.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 35 and low near 20.