PM Update: Clouds to remain stubborn; snow expected in Plains and Midwest

November 4, 2013

Temperature Map

Temperatures: Latest D.C. area temperature map. See interactive map on our Weather Wall.

After a cold start to the day, we didn’t end up warming up all that much this afternoon (wonder why?). Highs largely in the mid-40s to near 50 are well below normal. We remain cool into tomorrow, but there’s a bit of relaxation to this air mass ahead.

Through Tonight: Clouds are the story of the night, and they should generally lower a bit compared to today. The cooler suburbs could end up flirting with freezing yet again, while D.C. probably makes the upper 30s to near 40. Winds remain light from the northeast around 5 mph.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Hope you like clouds. We’ve got more of them ahead tomorrow, and probably even further into the future. Winds do start to shift around toward a more southerly direction, which helps warm highs up to a range of near 50 to the mid-50s.

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Snowfall accumulation forecast from the 11/4 afternoon run of the NAM. (Weatherbell.com)

Central U.S. storm: Part of the reason we’re going to be socked in with clouds for a while is a developing storm system over the central U.S. It’s scheduled to bring snow to parts of the Plains and Midwest. Locations in Nebraska and South Dakota could be particularly hard hit, as zones of heavy snow are possible. For now, it appears severe weather with this system should be minimal, but it can also become a risk at this time of year thanks to the season-changing clash of air masses.

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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