6-Day DC Forecast
Mainly sunny, breezy, noticeably cooler, temperatures holding nearly steady today with afternoon highs in the low-to-mid 50’s
Partly cloudy, cold, lows in the lower 30’s
Mainly sunny, breezy, even cooler, near 50 degrees
Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for a rain shower or two, mid 30’s
Mainly sunny, windy, cold, mid 40’s
Mainly sunny, still quite cold, mid-to-upper 40’s
Mainly sunny, cold, low-to-mid 40's
Mainly sunny, still quite chilly, near 50 degrees
Yesterday's soaking rainfall has ushered in a pattern change and the next several days will be at or below normal in the Mid-Atlantic region as we head into Thanksgiving week. Noticeably cooler air has moved into the region as we end the work week and the coldest air mass since last April will push in for Sunday and Monday. Slow moderation in temperatures are likely next Tuesday and Wednesday and the weather should be quite favorable for traveling with dry conditions in much of the eastern US. Milder conditions are likely late next week and weekend including on Turkey Day when temperatures should climb well up into the 50's before the arrival of more cold air at the end of the month or early in the new month of December.
Elsewhere, the first snowstorm of the season will hit the Upper Midwest this weekend. The region from Madison, Wisconsin to Detroit, Michigan will receive accumulating snow and Chicago, Illinois could end up with its biggest "November" snowstorm ever on the order of 6-12 inches. This same storm will pound parts of the central Plains during the next 12-24 hours with some significant snowfall including, for example, much of the state of Iowa.