Winter preview continues with cold temps, snow chance

WASHINGTON – Clouds will increase on Sunday ahead of our next system with
temperatures warming to around 50 degrees, which means we are looking good for
the Redskins game against Tampa Bay at FedEx. Expect some clouds but we’ll
remain dry.

After midnight on Sunday, all bets are off. An area of low pressure will move
out of the Gulf of Mexico and to the northeast along a cold front. It will
gain some energy from a few disturbances moving out of the Great Lakes region.


We could see a little wintry mix after midnight on Sunday well north and west
of D.C. But this is mainly going to be a cold, rain event for the WTOP
listening area all day on Monday, thanks to the influence of warm air at all
levels of the atmosphere. And FYI, it will most likely rain during both the
morning and evening commutes.


Monday afternoon, snow stays well west with rain (green) around the region.

As that low moves off the coast in the evening hours, there is a chance the
rain could quickly change to some light snow as cold air surges in from the
west. I’m not expecting any accumulation around the D.C. area as that low will
quickly move to the north and east, taking the precipitation with it.

After the precip moves out Monday night, another arctic high pressure will
move in, advancing even colder air into the region. Daytime highs on Tuesday
and Wednesday may not make it out of the 30s!

The good news is the Climate Prediction Center has our temperatures moving
back towards normal (mid to upper 50s) by Thanksgiving week so there is an end
in sight!


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