DC Area Braces for Cold, Rainy Wednesday Morning Commute

Layer up for cooler weather this week, and grab an umbrella for Wednesday

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Hopefully, you enjoyed two days of record-setting, warm temperatures in the Washington, D.C., area — because the rest of the week will be chilly with some chances for rain.

Storm Team4 is tracking rain chances for Wednesday and late Friday, plus the potential for a wintry mix on Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday's highs are set to reach the mid-50s as winds settle down. It will stay dry with mostly to partly cloudy skies, Storm Team4 says.

There's a 100% chance of rain on Wednesday, with rain clouds moving in before sunrise.

Expect a wet, cold morning commute. Steady rain is expected to continue through the morning and likely won't end until the afternoon.

Temperatures will be in the upper 30s to around 40°. It could be cold enough for a little snow north of D.C. and in higher-elevation areas.


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The end of the week is looking more pleasant. On Thursday, you can look forward to temperatures closer to 50° and mostly dry weather — although a period or two of drizzle is possible.

Friday is set to begin dry, and temperatures will get close to 60°. Clouds will begin to thicken in the afternoon, then rain is likely Friday night into Saturday morning.

Keep your warm winter gear by the door for the weekend.

Saturday could be another nasty weather day — rainy and cold. The D.C. area will likely reach a high of about 48° in the morning, then temperatures will fall to below freezing by Saturday night, Storm Team4 says.

A wintry mix is possible in the afternoon with ferocious winds gusting up to 40 mph.

Temperatures may tumble to the 20s by Sunday morning, then we'll see more sunshine and highs around 40°.

Next week’s weather is looking much better, with highs near 60° on Monday and Tuesday.

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