The high energy weather system sets up a snowstorm for the Appalachians, and drives unseasonably cold temperatures and strong winds to the entire East Coast.
Fall color has ramped up markedly over the past two weeks as peak foliage season nears in the city.
The next two days work us peacefully into more typical temperatures. The problem is a nasty cold punch barrels in on Saturday.
While the U.S. has committed to upgrading its modeling, it has not kept pace with counterparts in Europe and is not positioned to be a leader in global weather prediction.
We managed a decent start to the day, especially D.C. and east, before some nuisance showers meandered through. A lengthy cool down starts now.
It will feel like December and the wind chill will be fierce, but snow is not likely.
The breathtaking sunrises keep coming and we're fortunate to have eyes and cameras all around the Washington, D.C. area to capture them.
For more than a week, NOAA's National Ice Center Web site has been down, cutting off access to snow and ice data important for weather forecasters and researchers.
We're much cooler today than yesterday. It's all relative, though, because by Saturday we'll be downright cold and breezy, with a chance of snowflakes.
NASA confirms that all personnel are accounted for, and there were no injuries in the Antares explosion.