After rain, cold temps, sunshine returns to DC area

April showers continue for the D.C. area through early morning, and although it may be a tad too early for May flowers, sunshine is in store for Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know.

Rain, sleet and snow were reported across the region Monday afternoon, with 1 to 3 inches on the ground for suburbs to the north and west of D.C.

Storm Team4 meteorologist Briana Bermensolo said much of it didn’t stick, however, due to warm surface temperatures. It did impact afternoon traffic.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 54 degrees. Just in time for the Nats doubleheader; Monday’s weather postponed the Monday night game.

And for those who were wondering what happened to the warm weather, no need to fret –temperatures are expected to rise into the 60s later the week.


Tuesday morning: Mostly cloudy with a low around 39 degrees. Chance of showers between midnight to 2 a.m.

Tuesday: Partly sunny skies and breezy. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and a bit warmer. Highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

Thursday: Overcast and warmer. Highs in the upper 60s.

Current conditions:

WTOP’s Matthew Delaney contributed to this report.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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