As promised, the weather today was unpleasant. And we aren’t out of the woods just yet. A dynamic storm system moving through the Great Lakes region will spawn a few surface low-pressure systems to our north over the next 24 to 26 hours. Those storm centers will keep the showers and gusty winds locked in place for Monday and, with colder air working into the region, increase the chance of snow showers.

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Through tonight: Steady rain will end over the next few hours. Isolated showers may develop in the evening hours. Otherwise, it will remain mostly cloudy with areas of fog. Some scattered showers may begin to develop toward daybreak, especially north and west of the District. In our colder areas (mainly in Loudoun and Frederick counties), some snowflakes may enter the mix, but lows will remain above freezing (34 to 38 degrees), so no accumulation is expected.


Raindrops dangle from berries. (C JRCook via Flickr)

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Tomorrow (Monday): Intermittent and scattered rain and snow showers are possible, but more often than not there’s nothing. In the morning, the best chance of seeing any snowflakes is north and northwest of Washington; otherwise, mostly rain. As the afternoon wears on, showers may become more numerous and reports of snowflakes may also increase. High temperatures will be between 40 and 45 in the early afternoon before dropping back into the 30s by evening. Winds will be gusty out of the northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

In the evening, precipitation will probably take the form of scattered snow showers over most of the region, ending before midnight. Little to no accumulation is expected, as surface temperatures will remain above freezing. However, the snow could coat the grass in a few spots and lower visibility. Mostly cloudy, cold and windy tomorrow night, with lows ranging from 29 to 34 degrees.

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