After a glorious, spring-like day, temperatures are plummeting and rain will make a return to the D.C. area, Storm Team4 says.
Temperatures reached 70° during the afternoon Wednesday, but fell sharply to the 50s by 8 p.m. and it's expected to be in the 30s by midnight.
Thursday will be cold and wet, with an 80% chance for rain.
Mostly rain is expected to fall, however, it will be cold enough for a little snow, sleet or freezing rain. Frozen precipitation is most likely in hilly areas north and west of D.C.
Rain is set to stick around Friday morning, but the good news is that it will warm up — briefly. Afternoon highs could hit 50° to 58° before another cold front arrives with gusty winds and falling temperatures.
The weekend is looking dry, but chilly. Saturday will be cold with highs barely above 40°. Sunday will be milder and in the low 50s.