Rain and chills move into DC area

If you enjoyed the mild weather over the last few days, well, don’t get used to it. It’s about to get chillier — and stay there.

After temperatures in the 70s, the D.C. region will spend Wednesday in the 40s and 50s. With rain possible, Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper called Wednesday a “grilled cheese, tomato soup kind of day.”

An area of low pressure is affecting weather for the next couple of days, according to Storm Team4 Meteorologist Mike Stinneford.

There will be a brief break from the rain Thursday before more returns Friday afternoon.

Frost and a freeze are possible across parts of the area over the weekend.

Storm Team4 Meteorologist Chuck Bell cautioned that May could be colder than average.

Current conditions


WEDNESDAY: Periods of light rain. Highs upper 40s to lower 50s.

THURSDAY: Becoming sunny and breezy. Highs low to mid 60s.

FRIDAY: Breezy with afternoon showers. Highs around 60.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs low to mid-50s.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

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Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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