Winter continues to impact the Middle Atlantic region even as we head toward spring. Snowfall amounts generally ranged from 4 to 6 inches in the cities today, with isolated higher amounts in Maryland and Virginia. With calm winds, a clear sky, and fresh snow cover tonight we can expect temperatures to plummet through the teens and into the single digits. Some spots outside of Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington may drop to near zero!
Here are the record low temperatures for March 4 (data courtesy National Weather Service):
Philadelphia: 7 degrees in 1943
Baltimore: 5 degrees in 1873
Washington: 4 degrees in 1873
Dulles: 6 degrees in 1980
Richmond: 10 degrees in 2009
After a frigid start to the day on Tuesday, sunshine will return to the Middle Atlantic region and temperatures will recover (somewhat) into the 20s, except lower to middle 30s around Richmond. The mercury will fall back into the teens again on Wednesday morning, with mid teens to mid 20s expected on Thursday morning.
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