Snowfall has already made its way into the District.
Brutal cold has invaded the mid-Atlantic. This morning, we tied our record low temperature of 6 degrees set back in 1943, and today’s high only made it to 18 officially at BWI.
Low pressure is rapidly deepening off the coast early this morning, and cold air is rushing into the region.
The main story over the next few days will be the incoming Alberta Clipper and cold front that will be advancing into the region Saturday, along with snow squalls and gusty winds this evening. Also, the cold behind this system will be near record breaking.
As expected, the latest blast of bitterly cold air has arrived on schedule.
Ok, so the cold weather hit we have been discussing is almost here.
A bad night out there for anyone walking or even driving in some locations, as we have many areas that are now below freezing and have freezing rain and sleet around.
A frontal boundary became “hung up” over the region this afternoon. As a result, there was an interesting spread in temperatures, with BWI topping out around 55 degrees and D.C. tying a record high of 68 degrees.
Very mild and Spring-like Sunday w/ no major changes to the forecast.
Overall, today was very nice. We topped out above average with an official high of 46 degrees at BWI.
As of early this morning, an arctic boundary extends from south/central Canada into northern New England. Multiple disturbances are riding along that boundary and will have an influence on the weather across the region this weekend into early next week.
The winds have subsided somewhat tonight, but temperatures will still bottom out at around 12 degrees by tomorrow morning.