Days After Snow, Temps Climb Into 70s - NBC4 Washington

Days After Snow, Temps Climb Into 70s



    Afternoon Weather, Feb. 20

    Storm Team4 meteorologists Doug Kammerer and Amelia Draper discuss Tuesday's record-setting temperatures. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018)

    The average temperature for this time of year in D.C. is about 48 degrees. 

    But days after D.C. saw snow, it's set to be in the 70s this week, breaking records, Storm Team4 says. 

    Record high temperatures were recorded at all three of the area's airports Tuesday afternoon. The high temperature at Washington Dulles International Airport at noon was 71 degrees, topping the previous record of 70 degrees in 1971. 

    The high temperatures at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport reached 76 degrees. 

    Keep in mind when you're walking out the door Wednesday that you won't need to wear a jacket. On Thursday, be prepared to bring a rain jacket.

    By Thursday afternoon, Storm Team4 predicts temperatures will drop to about 50 degrees, with a 70 percent chance of rain.

    It will also be rainy on Friday and possibly throughout the weekend, yet mild temperatures will stick around this weekend, with temps in the mid 60s.

    No cold air is in sight in the next 10 days.

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