Colder- Wet/Mild early next week – Turn to Cold – SNOW? #midatlwx

It is notably colder today with winds gusting as high as 40 mph in many areas. The higher elevations are seeing the highest winds. Snow showers have made its east of the mountains and into the immediate Piedmont of Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina. These snow showers should diminish later this morning. some areas may actually receive a small dusting of snow. After today’s cold and windy conditions things will change and be seasonable tomorrow with 40’s expected in Virginia and Maryland, and 50s  in southern areas. Sunday will have temperatures in that upper 40s  in Maryland and Virginia to lower and mid-50s  in North Carolina.  Rain is possible late in the day on Sunday. This rain will spread east and the Monday looks wet for most of the region. Mild conditions will follow Monday’s rain with temperatures in the 50s and 60s for Tuesday but there will be a continued chance of showers especially early in the day. Wednesday will remain mild with highs in the 50s and 60s regional wide. A cold front will cross the area Wednesday night bringing colder air for the remainder of the week. As of now, a storm system could form along the Arctic boundary that brought the colder air late next week. This system looks like it could bring it wintry weather to the region.  Since this is eight days away many things can happen between now and then. In general, the longer term forecast looks colder than normal and wetter than normal. This should mean more chances for wintry weather in the next few weeks.\