While we don’t have to be concerned about any big storm, we do feel pretty strongly that many folks will experience their first snowflakes of the season late Monday or early Tuesday as a very potent cold front blasts through the mid-Atlantic, even if all this amounts to is a few wet snowflakes before the rain ends. However, we certainly can’t rule out the possibility of a coating of snow on non-paved surfaces along the I-95 corridor as decent forcing is available within the Dendrite Growth Zone.
Otherwise, the main weather theme for Tuesday is blustery. Much colder conditions, and drier air will move in behind the potent front, resulting in clouds breaking for some sun by the afternoon. Actual temps Tuesday won’t be able to rise more than 3 or 4 degrees from the morning minimum. We are looking at highs in the low/mid 40s. The core of the cold air will be over us Tuesday night and Wednesday, plummeting our low temps into the mid/upper 20s. We won’t start warming up to near normal temps until Thursday and Friday.