Rainy Day on Monday Getting Us Down - NBC4 Washington

Rainy Day on Monday Getting Us Down

Rain will continue throughout day



    Weather Forecast 04/23/12 AM

    Check out your morning forecast with Meteorologist Tom Kierein. (Published Monday, April 23, 2012)

    If rainy days and Mondays get you down, well, there's always tomorrow.

    The rain that washed out our Sunday will continue today. And along with that rain comes a bone-chilling cold that we're not used to around these parts in late April.

    That deep low pressure system is moving north of our region, bringing rain wind and chilly temperatures today, according to Storm4 meteorologist Tom Kierein.

    A major spring snowstorm will continue in the mountains of western Maryland and much of West Virginia.  There is a winter storm warning in those areas for up to 12 inches by tonight. There could be wide spread power outages due to the heavy wet snow on trees and power lines.

    Deep Creek Lake State Park reported 5.5 inches of snow by 10 a.m.

    Back in our area, the high temperature will only make it to the mid-40s to 50.  The low temperatures are quite unusual for our area this time of year.  The average high for April 23 is 69 degrees.  If we reach 50 today, that is the average high for Feb. 25.  No matter what, this will be the coldest day in our area since March 10 -- more than six weeks ago.

    Will the rain and cold air move out? Kierein said we should be drying out late tonight and into Wednesday as a weak high pressure moves into the area with moderating temperatures.

    Tuesday should be partly to mostly cloudy, cool and blustery with 15-30 mph winds and highs in the mid- to upper 50s.

    Wednesday looks even better, as it will be mostly sunny and warmer with light breezes and highs in the lower 60s.

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