Embedded within that precipitous drop will be a particularly wild decline from around 62 degrees to 42 degrees in just three hours, between 1 and 4 a.m.
Although we’re only expecting scattered snow showers in Washington Saturday, other places along this front are getting a bit more snow. Winter storm warnings are posted from northern Mississippi to Vermont. It’s even snowing in Birmingham, Ala., while Washingtonians are stripping layers to keep cool.
Here’s a look at what temperatures looked like in the Eastern United States Friday morning. See all that blue and purple over in the Midwest? That’s the air that’s heading our way — dry, cold and decidedly more wintry than today.