Wild swings in the temperature this week

After a little rain and snow across the region this morning, it will be relatively quiet tonight. There may be some drizzle later on, as well as a few scattered showers before daybreak. Temperatures will settle into the upper 30s and low 40s. The cold front that passed through the DMV is just south of us and will return as a warm front tomorrow.

We’ll likely see some drizzle in the morning and some showers around from time to time through the day. The front won’t get into Metro DC until evening, so our temperatures will still be on the cool side. Look for highs in the mid and upper 50s across the metro area, with 60s in northern Virginia.

Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week, with readings in the upper 60s. However, the next cold front will bring a round of showers and potentially a few thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has placed Metro DC and areas east under a “marginal” risk of severe weather, meaning a few strong, damaging wind gusts are a possibility.

Behind this front, we’ll cool down Thursday, but then warm back into the 60s on Friday. Yet another cold front will slide through the area Friday night and a storm moving along the front could bring a mix of rain and wet snow to the region to begin the weekend.