Cold, wet weather on the way to DC

There’s a cold front approaching D.C., which could put a damper on Mother’s Day weekend plans.

Some areas experienced thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon, but Storm Team4 meteorologist Mike Stinneford said the real concern is for the weekend.

“A soaking rain is coming our way for Friday and Saturday,” Stinneford said. “Holding out hope for some dry weather and some sunshine for Sunday afternoon.”

Temperatures are going to drop, with highs only in the 50s on Saturday, after midweek highs near 80.

“A cold snap in May isn’t that unusual,” Stinneford said. “May of 2020 was the coldest May in 15 years,” he said, adding that May 9, 2020, saw a high of 52 degrees.

The good news, especially for gardeners, is that Stinneford said he thinks the threat of frost and freezing temperatures is now over with.


Thursday: A mix of clouds and sunshine and cooler. Highs upper 60s to lower 70s.

Friday: Rain likely. Highs in the low to mid-60s.

Saturday: Rainy and chilly. Highs in the 50s.

Sunday: A morning shower, then partly cloudy. Highs in the low to mid-60s.


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Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for 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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