Those highs check in about 20 degrees below average for early November. Temperatures seem destined for the teens in the coldest suburbs north and west and the 20s nearer the Capital Beltway or inside the cities. Bring the heavy gear! The wintry mix of light precipitation should transition to rain showers by Sunday afternoon. Saturday will be another dry day with thickening clouds during the afternoon with the next approaching system.
Saturday: Mostly sunny to start, with increasing afternoon clouds. By Sunday, temperatures will begin to moderate as the high pulls off the coast.
“Just as the warm Great Lakes will lessen the severity of the chill, the warm waters will add enough moisture to the air so that when the initial surge of cold air arrives, a burst of snow may result in some locations”.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High: mid-upper 40s.
Becoming partly cloudy on Monday, with highs in the mid 40s (6-7 degrees Celsius). While it will be chilly at least the blue skies and diminishing winds will work in our favor. Northwest wind should diminish to 10-15 miles per hour. Snow showers move through during the overnight with lake effect snow will be snow developing by Friday morning. Readings are in the middle to upper 30s.
– Wind and cold the big story Friday.
Some rain or wet snow is possible late Sunday night as our next storm inches closer.
Winds will start to pick up overnight into the Friday morning commute, during the day on Friday, northwest gusts of 30-40 miles per hour are possible.
The good news is that the cold air doesn’t last and temperatures turn more seasonable by next week.
“Basically, we got an air mass right out of the arctic”, Frank said. I understand that one degree (or minus one degree) is singular, so we say “degree”.