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BLOG: Above-Average Temps Saturday; Cold Weather Ahead Later In The Week

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Bernadette Woods

What a day– weatherwise, that is!

We topped out at 66 degrees Saturday afternoon. That is way above the average of 41 degrees, but not quite the record of 74 degrees. Even though a cold front is moving through and temperatures will take a hit, we will continue to run above average for most of this forecast.

The cold front does not have a lot of moisture with it, if any. Winds will turn around to the northwest overnight as the front passes with some clouds, then temperatures will start to drop. However, even though we won’t be in the mid 60s of Saturday, we are still going up to near 50 degrees Sunday afternoon. Then, we will be stuck in the mid 40s Monday as another storm passes south of us. There will be clouds and possibly some showers as it passes by. The best chance for seeing those showers would be from D.C. southward. When that storm gets out of here Tuesday, temperatures jump right back up into the 50s for the middle of the week.

A much different change is coming later next week. A stronger storm will pass through Wednesday night and Thursday. This storm will not only bring some rain and mountain snow, but will jolt the weather pattern to much colder behind it. A return of Arctic air will ooze down across the East, swinging the temperatures from above to below average.

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