Temperature Roller Coaster Monday & Thunderstorms Tuesday

Tidal Basin shrouded in fog, photo credit Ingrid Richter

A warm front will pass through the Washington Metropolitan Area late this morning allowing temperatures to soar into the middle 70s in DC and possibly close to 80 degrees across our southern exurbs.


The image below (courtesy WxBell) shows temperatures at 1600 (4PM)

The dense fog will lift and partly sunny skies will break out later this afternoon.  Scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm are possible today with the passage of the warm front.

The best chance of rain early this week comes on Tuesday afternoon and evening as the next cool front is slated to pass through our region. Scattered thunderstorms are likely hopefully delivering a bit of drought relief to our parched ground. Some of the thunderstorms could be on the strong side with heavy rain and gusty winds but no widespread severe weather is anticipated at this time.

Wednesday is looking perfect with sunshine and highs reaching the middle 60s with a nice northwesterly breeze.

Thursday will be a transition day as the next storm system begins its approach with an increase in clouds during the day and showers likely developing during the overnight.

Late week coastal storm (Friday) still in the cards offering our best chance of widespread soaking rain:

  • Friday will feature widespread rainfall (image below courtesy TropicalTidbits) with some of us possibly picking up an inch of rain.  Most models drop between a half to three-quarters of an inch of rain (great news!)

As the Nor’easter develops off of the New Jersey coastline and moves away, we set the stage for what is looking like a sunny and dry upcoming weekend (the first official weekend of April).

Have a great Monday!


2 thoughts on “Temperature Roller Coaster Monday & Thunderstorms Tuesday

  1. Based on past experience, the marine layer with low clouds, drizzle and fog can sometimes hang in very stubbornly, unless there is a strong breeze to displace it. So I have my doubts about temperatures explosively rising to 75-80 degree level today.

    I can remember as a kid being off school for Easter Vacation. Every day the Weather Service predicted that the marine layer would burn off and that the high would be 80 degree. But instead, every day the marine layer refused to burn off and the high would be more like 50 degrees

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