3/22 DC/MD/VA Weather Outlook


Another pleasant Spring Day today will be abruptly ended by severe thunderstorms and very heavy rains tomorrow. A break Thursday, and part of Friday, though rain showers come back into the forecast. Rain on Easter is looking probable. More severe weather possible next week.

Summary: Wow, it no sooner becomes Spring than we get right into the thick of things with severe weather potential and very heavy rains possible tomorrow. Enjoy today as it will be nearly seasonal with highs in the upper 50s to near 70 in the south! As the large storm system starts to affect our region overnight, expect cold rain to overspread the region. Tomorrow, as the southern portions break out of the colder air east of the mountains, I expect the afternoon to have scattered strong to severe thunderstorms. The Severe Storms Prediction Center has outlined parts of Southern and Southeastern Virginia in a slight risk and note that Hail is the likely issue, though they mention strong shear, which should lend itself to the possibility of isolated tornadoes. For northern Virginia and Maryland, very heavy rains, on the order of 1-2 inches is possible by the time the storm ends tomorrow night. A day break and then an unsettled weekend will be upon us with the possibilities of rain and thunder on Easter. Next week we do appear to break the 70 degree mark and have yet another chance of severe weather and heavy rains!

 

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Forecast:

Today:

Partly cloudy. Nice spring day, but an increase in clouds as the day progresses.

Wednesday:

Cooler temperatures north with the likelihood of heavy rain and imbedded thunderstorms. The South should break into warmer air which will help produce isolated strong to severe storms.

Thursday:

Clearing with seasonal to slightly below normal temps.

Friday:

Chance of some showers. Seasonal to even slightly above normal temperatures

Saturday:

Chance of  showers. Seasonal temps

Sunday:

Chance of some showers and thunderstorms. Seasonal to slightly below normal temperatures.

Long Term:

As noted, next week could see some warm temperatures for a change, but heavy rains and strong storms may again be on order for next Tuesday and/or Wednesday!

       

All for now!