A majority of the high-resolution forecast models today show a squall line developing across West Virginia and pushing through the Washington Region between 3pm and 7pm.
Steady rain will begin falling across the DC Region Sunday night as a warm front lifts northward through our area. On Monday the DC Area will be out ahead of a strong cold front and southerly winds will allow temperatures to soar into the upper 60s and lower 70s!
Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Monday Afternoon
Instability will increase on Monday with a low-level jet stream strengthening overheard. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms may push through the Metro Area on Monday afternoon containing damaging winds and very heavy rainfall. A few isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out either.
Feeling more like December
As the storm system pulls away Monday evening a much colder air mass will being to infiltrate the Mid-Atlantic. Snow will break out across the Allegheny highlands including in Garrett county Maryland where accumulating snow is likely.
The latest European model below shows how much snow may fall across the Midwest and Appalachians through Wednesday evening.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed portions of the immediate Washington Metropolitan Area under an “Enhanced Risk” of Severe Thunderstorms” on Tuesday afternoon.
What does an enhanced risk mean?