PM Update: Snow showers possible overnight before a cold and windy Thursday


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Our brief taste of spring that started yesterday continued today, as highs ranged from near 50 to the mid-50s. A bit below normal, but not too bad. Hopefully you took it in, as tomorrow you might want to spend most of the day inside. It’s going to be pretty wintry out there! Oh yeah, it might snow a a little overnight as well…

Through Tonight: Clouds increase and thicken as a little disturbance works our way. A rain or snow shower is possible, mainly west, by late evening through midnight, with the bulk of any real “threat” nearer the pre dawn and sunrise time-frame. Any snow showers in that time should favor I-95 and east, and that’s where the best odds (only about 40% for a coating or a little more) are for accumulation. Lows may touch the upper 20s in the coldest spots, while making the mid-30s in the mildest.

Tomorrow (Thursday): If any snow showers are still around after sunrise, they should move east and dwindle pretty quick, though flurries will be possible later into the day. Clouds might not move out right away either, perhaps not really clearing until late in the day. With winds noticeable throughout, and increasing in the afternoon, highs ranging from the upper 30s to low 40s should feel fairly miserable for late March. Those winds blow from the northwest as high as 20 mph or so with gusts past 30 mph.

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What a difference a year makes: A look through weather news today shows a whole lot of talk about the lack of spring now or anytime soon. Last year was the opposite as extremely mild conditions covered much of the country. In this case, an image (or set of images) might be worth a thousand words..


A comparison of surface temperature anomalies today and last year on this date. (Weatherbell.com)
Ian Livingston is a forecaster/photographer and information lead for the Capital Weather Gang. By day, Ian is a defense and national security researcher at a D.C. think tank.
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