A first taste of winter weather is on its way to the D.C. area, with plummeting temperatures, rain and even the possibility of a little snow. Here’s what you should know about Tuesday’s forecast.
After a mild Veterans Day on Monday, overnight temperatures are going to sink as a cold front moves in. This will be followed by rain and wind gusts in the 20 to 30 mph range all day Tuesday.
“The morning commute, you’re dealing with rain, temperatures mainly in the 40s. By the midday hours, our temperatures have fallen into the 30s, and it’s going to be cold enough in the upper-atmosphere that we could see some wet snow mixing in with any rain,” Storm Team 4 meteorologist Amelia Draper said.
Accumulations, however, are not likely. The snow — if it happens — won’t stick around long. It isn’t expected to stick to anything at all, in fact, except maybe some grass.
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So, for the evening commute Tuesday, expect drier conditions on the roads.
The skies will clear Tuesday night, but the lows get real low, with temperatures in the 15 to 25 range into Wednesday morning.
Tuesday: Windy, cold and wet. Rain through the morning. Rain/snow mix after noon. Windy, with falling temperatures. Chance of rain: 100%. Wind: Northwest 20-30 mph. Temps: 45 falling to 30.
Wednesday: Sunny, cold and breezy at times. Chance of rain: 0%. Wind: Northwest 8-18 mph. HIGHS: 33-38.
Thursday: Sun and clouds, not as cold. Light breeze. Chance of rain: 0%. Wind: South 5-10 mph. HIGHS: 40- 46.