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Washington DC weather for March 30: evening rain, snow, wind

National Weather Service forecast map
National Weather Service forecast map
Map courtesy National Weather Service

Brian's exclusive forecast for Washington DC:

Tonight: Rain and snow showers. Snow may accumulate 1 to 2 inches north and west of Baltimore and Washington. Lows in the mid 30s.

Monday: Windy at times. Cloudy early, then more sun later in the afternoon with a high in the upper 50s.

Monday Night: Mostly clear with a low in the mid 30s.

Tuesday: Sunny and pleasant with a high in the mid 60s.

The extended forecast calls for clouds and sun on Wednesday with a chance of evening showers. The low will be around 40 and the high will be in the lower 60s. A chance of showers on Thursday with a low in the upper 40s and a high in the mid to upper 50s. A chance of showers on Friday with a low in the upper 40s and a high in the mid to upper 50s. Clouds and sun on Saturday with a low in the upper 30s and a high in the lower 60s.

Weather Summary

Today's weather featured moderate to heavy rain showers across the region, and an unexpected change to sleet and snow in many areas. Although accumulating snow was relegated to higher elevations to the north and west of Baltimore and Washington, a coating of snow fell during the afternoon in the BWI area of central Maryland. As we move through the evening hours, rain and snow showers will continue with temperatures holding steady or slowly falling through the 30s; however, thermometer readings will remain above freezing. The center of low pressure that produced rain and snow today will begin to pull away from the region and precipitation will taper to drizzle and/or flurries around midnight. High pressure will gradually build over the area on Monday. This will break up the clouds and reveal sunshine during the afternoon, but it will be windy at times on Monday with highs in the upper 50s. Wind gusts may exceed 30 miles per hour at times overnight and through Monday afternoon. After a chilly morning on Tuesday with lows in the mid to upper 30s, a more southerly flow will develop around the center of high pressure and this will allow temperatures to rise into the mid and upper 60s on Tuesday. A few spots may hit 70 degrees. A cold front will move from west to east across the region on Tuesday night and Wednesday. Although the frontal passage will have little moisture to work with, a wave of low pressure may develop along the front on Wednesday and Thursday with a chance of rain showers.

Regional Weather Information

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