A rainy and windy day with temperatures in the mid-50s is in store for much of the D.C. area Thursday. A flood watch is in effect in the area.
The weather service has expanded a Winter Weather Advisory to include the entire D.C. area. Drivers should expect “slippery road conditions and sidewalks,” and the hazardous conditions may linger overnight, as temperatures fall below freezing. This could affect the Friday morning commute. Here’s what you need to know.
What does an early November snowfall tell us about the winter ahead? If history is any teacher, the region could be in for an interesting season.
Less than 10 days ago, the Washington area got slapped by the sudden onset of cold weather. Now, it looks like heavy rain Friday evening could cause headaches for commuters.
The area has dodged a very large bullet, in the form of high winds and a catastrophic deluge. That could change when the storm steers northeast early this week.
Friday is likely to be the last dry day for a while as an “ugly” weather pattern settles over the D.C. region, bringing rain showers and thunderstorms every single day for up to a week.
There’s no doubt that the rainfall has felt higher than usual for this time of year, but has it set any records? Actually, yes.
The D.C. area will get a preview of sweltering summer heat on Saturday with forecast highs just a few drops of mercury shy of century-old records, before a northern front moves in bringing a strong likelihood of showers and a range of temperatures across the region.
As New England braces for another rough late-winter storm, the D.C. region “enjoyed” a chilly, overcast Monday. Expect a blustery Tuesday, with wind chills in the 20s and 30s.
Despite the Thursday forecast of clouds and showers, as of Feb. 22, February 2018 will end up the third warmest February on record.
The wintry mix Saturday left behind slushy, wet roads. The National Weather Service warned of patchy ice on sidewalks and roads, especially north and west of the immediate D.C. area.
With icy conditions expected in parts of the D.C. area for Thursday morning, a school system in Virginia has already announced a two-hour delay.
There’s still a month before the official start of winter, but the D.C. region will get an uncharacteristically early blast of bitterly cold temperatures this weekend.
The old adage of “a watched pot never boils” certainly applied to the Washington Nationals and their fans during a three-hour delay prompted by the threat of heavy rain that eventually amounted to a drizzle.
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