Widespread Showers and Periods of Moderate Rainfall will provide some relief from the Drought

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A cold front will approach the DC Region on Tuesday morning before stalling as a several waves of low pressure move along the boundary during the middle portion of the work week.

Periods of rain showers and widespread moderate rainfall are likely Tuesday through Thursday morning before conditions clear out on Thursday afternoon/evening into Friday.

Latest Rainfall Forecast Totals:

European forecast model (image below) showing potential rainfall amounts (in inches) with one to four inches of rain possible across parts of the Deep South, Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic and New England Tuesday through Thursday morning. 

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Closer look at the DC Area:

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The image above is from the latest Canadian model showing between one and two inches falling across our area Tuesday night into Thursday morning. Great news! 

As we head into December, colder air should begin to infiltrate much of the northern tier of the United States with an active pattern.

The image below is the latest European Snowfall accumulation forecast through the 10th of December.

The heavy amounts of snowpack seen across southern Canada, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New England and the Midwest (image below) should help to eventually shift the storm track a bit further to the south.  

On average, our first inch of snow typically falls by December 15th.  

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50 mph wind gusts and isolated Snow flurries possible Tonight through Sunday

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Image above (tropicaltibits.com): North American Model showing cold front blasting through the DC Region with rain showers and some scattered snow flurries possible in the higher elevations and across northeastern Maryland. 

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Image above (tropicaltidbits.com):  Temperatures drop close to 40 degrees between now and Sunday morning!

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Image above (tropicaltidbits.com): Potential Snowfall Accumulation through 7pm Monday


Saturday “Slap in the Face”

Saturday will feature gorgeous conditions out ahead of a strong arctic front that will be rapidly approaching the DC Metro Area Saturday during the evening.  High temperatures on Saturday will likely soar into the upper 60s to lower 70s. The image below shows the sharp 20 degree temperature fall just behind the cold front (image below approximately 1pm Saturday).

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This is what the European forecast model is showing around 7pm on Saturday evening:

  • Notice Washington Dulles Airport goes from 68 degrees at 1pm to 43 degrees by 7pm (a 25 degree temperature plunge)!

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For those of you itching to ski… Snowshoe should obtain a decent base this weekend with some models dropping between 5 and 10″ of accumulation.

Head up to the Finger Lakes of New York for over one foot of snow in spots as the “Lake Effect Machine” gets going in earnest on Sunday.

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