Goodbye serious cold! After morning temperatures in the teens to mid-20s, we rebounded very nicely today under mostly sunny skies and light winds. Afternoon temperatures in the upper 40s to near 50 are pretty close to normal for this time of year, and there’s no sign of really cold air in the near future at least. We’re keeping an eye on a little moisture for tomorrow, and the keywords there are probably “a little.”
Through Tonight: It’s mostly clear into the evening before clouds increase around and after midnight thanks to a weak system approaching the area. Flurries or a few snow showers could move into primarily western or northwestern parts of the area by dawn, though they could advance into much of the area. Lows reach the upper 20s to the low-and-mid 30s.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): It’s cold enough early for some snow, but it’s not clear if steady precipitation will move into the region. Anything falling should be mainly “conversational,” but there is a chance of a steadier light snow mainly to the northwest of D.C. for a short time, and it may stick a bit. Once we get to midday, any precipitation around should go over to all rain, though there’s a good chance we’re mainly dry by that point. Highs range from the mid-40s to near 50.
Florida freeze: It was not just cold here over the weekend, but that same air mass impacted Florida as well. Record lows were set in parts of the state yesterday, including Jacksonville (24 degrees) and Daytona Beach (30 degrees). Even as far south as Miami, it only got to 61 degrees for a high!