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If you have plans to get out on or near the water as temperatures warm, be mindful that water temperatures across the ar...
04/07/2019

If you have plans to get out on or near the water as temperatures warm, be mindful that water temperatures across the area remain cold in the upper 40s and low 50s. Check out these safety & preparedness tips: weather.gov/safety/coldwater.

More clouds than sun today, but temperatures will run 5-10 degrees above normal for early April. Shower chances increase...
04/07/2019

More clouds than sun today, but temperatures will run 5-10 degrees above normal for early April. Shower chances increase late this afternoon over the mountains, tracking eastward into this evening. Latest: weather.gov/lwx

Yesterday we met with the Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club - CBTSC to discuss marine weather and boating safety. It wa...
04/07/2019

Yesterday we met with the Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club - CBTSC to discuss marine weather and boating safety. It was a great turnout and discussion! With warmer weather upon us, always check the forecast before heading out on the water and be sure to visit weather.gov/safety/safeboating for boating safety tips!

Mild tonight, with temperatures staying above normal for early April.
04/06/2019

Mild tonight, with temperatures staying above normal for early April.

Although the chance is not zero, at this point we feel the chance of additional snowfall is low enough such that we have...
04/06/2019

Although the chance is not zero, at this point we feel the chance of additional snowfall is low enough such that we have brought our snow boards inside for the season. Til next winter...

Sun has broken through across much of the region and temps have risen into the 60s. Tomorrow should be even a little war...
04/06/2019

Sun has broken through across much of the region and temps have risen into the 60s. Tomorrow should be even a little warmer. Here are the current temperatures and satellite as of 3PM.

Clouds will gradually decrease in coverage by this afternoon, allowing for temperatures to rebound into the mid to upper...
04/06/2019

Clouds will gradually decrease in coverage by this afternoon, allowing for temperatures to rebound into the mid to upper 60s today.

We are seeing reduced visibilities early this morning thanks to patchy dense fog, with some locations dropping to around...
04/06/2019

We are seeing reduced visibilities early this morning thanks to patchy dense fog, with some locations dropping to around a half mile or less at times. Use caution if driving early this morning, reduce your speed and use low beam headlights.

Steadier rain is tapering off, but patchy drizzle and fog will remain possible through the night. Temperatures won't var...
04/06/2019

Steadier rain is tapering off, but patchy drizzle and fog will remain possible through the night. Temperatures won't vary too much from where they are this evening - in the 40s for most areas.

Patchy light rain/drizzle will continue through the afternoon/evening. Some patchy fog expected tonight across the regio...
04/05/2019

Patchy light rain/drizzle will continue through the afternoon/evening. Some patchy fog expected tonight across the region as well.

04/05/2019

Light rain will spread across the area this morning, continuing off and on throughout the day before tapering off this evening. Check out the latest radar here: https://bit.ly/2JacnG7

Cloudy and cool today with periods of light rain lasting into early this evening. Rainfall amounts are generally expecte...
04/05/2019

Cloudy and cool today with periods of light rain lasting into early this evening. Rainfall amounts are generally expected to remain at a half inch or less for much of the area. Complete forecast: weather.gov/lwx

Warmer than normal temperatures are expected overnight under cloudy skies. Light rain will develop late tonight, with th...
04/05/2019

Warmer than normal temperatures are expected overnight under cloudy skies. Light rain will develop late tonight, with the bulk of the rain falling during the day on Friday. Get our complete forecast by visiting us at weather.gov/lwx.

Thanks to all our broadcast meteorologists that came out today for another great round of discussions at our annual spri...
04/04/2019

Thanks to all our broadcast meteorologists that came out today for another great round of discussions at our annual spring/severe NWS-Media partnership workshop. We've got a great team here in the Mid-Atlantic.

Skies will remain mostly cloudy this afternoon with rain moving into the region from the northwest late tonight into tom...
04/04/2019

Skies will remain mostly cloudy this afternoon with rain moving into the region from the northwest late tonight into tomorrow.

Seasonably warm and dry today with increasing clouds and lighter winds. Enjoy the warm and dry conditions today, rain ch...
04/04/2019

Seasonably warm and dry today with increasing clouds and lighter winds. Enjoy the warm and dry conditions today, rain chances will increase overnight and persist into Friday with a return to slightly below normal temperatures. Get our complete forecast at weather.gov/lwx.

Diminishing winds this evening and high clouds moving in overnight with lows in the lower 40s in urban areas along I-95,...
04/04/2019

Diminishing winds this evening and high clouds moving in overnight with lows in the lower 40s in urban areas along I-95, and 30s elsewhere.

Dry conditions along with breezy winds through this evening will combine to create an environment that allows any fires ...
04/03/2019

Dry conditions along with breezy winds through this evening will combine to create an environment that allows any fires to spread rapidly. A Red Flag Warning in effect until 8pm for much of MD, D.C., northern Virginia, and eastern WV.

#safeplaceselfie. Ready to dive into our "Hardened Space" room & pass operations to our backup office @NWS_MountHolly wh...
04/03/2019

#safeplaceselfie. Ready to dive into our "Hardened Space" room & pass operations to our backup office @NWS_MountHolly when the need arises. Where's your safe place in a severe thunderstorm or tornado? Ensure you get NWS warnings quickly to your phone and/or weather radio.

Much warmer temperatures are expected today under bright sunny skies. Gusty westerly winds and very dry air will combine...
04/03/2019

Much warmer temperatures are expected today under bright sunny skies. Gusty westerly winds and very dry air will combine to bring the potential for fire weather concerns for portions of the area, where a Red Flag Warning is in effect: https://bit.ly/2KraR2j.

Get our complete forecast by visiting us at weather.gov/lwx.

04/03/2019

Infrared (IR) satellite imagery early this morning shows strengthening low pressure east of the Delmarva Peninsula. Clouds associated with this low are pushing east of the Chesapeake Bay as it tracks to the northeast. Temperatures this morning will range from the upper 20s to upper 30s under clear skies. Latest forecast: weather.gov/lwx.

Showers along and east of I-95 ending this evening. Cool conditions overnight.
04/03/2019

Showers along and east of I-95 ending this evening. Cool conditions overnight.

A coastal storm will pass to our southeast. Rain is likely this afternoon and evening along and east of I - 95 with less...
04/02/2019

A coastal storm will pass to our southeast. Rain is likely this afternoon and evening along and east of I - 95 with lessening chances west of I - 95. Amounts are expected to be less than a quarter inch.

Tomorrow (Wed Apr 3rd), join people across the country at 11:11 AM local time by sharing your #safeplaceselfie It's simp...
04/02/2019

Tomorrow (Wed Apr 3rd), join people across the country at 11:11 AM local time by sharing your #safeplaceselfie
It's simple:
-Pick a weather hazard (there are lots: http://weather.gov/safety )
-Find a safe place & snap a selfie
-share it with the hashtag #safeplaceselfie

Cool today with increasing clouds. Some light rain is likely by day's end, mainly east of the Blue Ridge. There might ev...
04/02/2019

Cool today with increasing clouds. Some light rain is likely by day's end, mainly east of the Blue Ridge. There might even be a little snow along Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

We'll be looking at another chilly night, with temperatures dropping below freezing after midnight.
04/01/2019

We'll be looking at another chilly night, with temperatures dropping below freezing after midnight.

It will be sunny but on the cool side today with high temperatures ranging from the mid 40s over the mountains to the lo...
04/01/2019

It will be sunny but on the cool side today with high temperatures ranging from the mid 40s over the mountains to the low 50s over the lower elevations. #DCwx #MDwx #VAwx #WVwx

Chilly northwest breezes will continue through the night. Forecast lows will be close to 10 degrees below normal.
03/31/2019

Chilly northwest breezes will continue through the night. Forecast lows will be close to 10 degrees below normal.

In the wake of the cold front, gusty northwest winds are ushering in much cooler temperatures to the region. By 5pm this...
03/31/2019

In the wake of the cold front, gusty northwest winds are ushering in much cooler temperatures to the region. By 5pm this afternoon, temperatures are expected to be ~20-30°F colder compared to Saturday. On the bright side, the sun will return by this afternoon as clouds diminish.

03/31/2019

Showers associated with a cold front are moving across the area this morning. Not expecting much accumulation, generally less than a tenth of an inch. The sun will return this afternoon with conditions turning breezy as colder air moves in behind the frontal passage. Latest forecast: weather.gov/lwx.

A cold front is crossing the region early this morning.
03/31/2019

A cold front is crossing the region early this morning.

Mild weather will continue overnight with a southerly breeze, but a cold front will cross the area late tonight into Sun...
03/31/2019

Mild weather will continue overnight with a southerly breeze, but a cold front will cross the area late tonight into Sunday morning. Some showers will be likely along the front, then cooler weather will return to start the week.

Southerly breezes are ushering in well above normal temperatures this afternoon with a mix of clouds and sun. Check out ...
03/30/2019

Southerly breezes are ushering in well above normal temperatures this afternoon with a mix of clouds and sun. Check out more observations at weather.gov/lwx/hrr.

Above normal warmth will continue overnight before a cold front sweeps across the area Sunday morning, delivering some showers and much cooler temperatures in its wake.

03/30/2019

We are seeing some breaks in the clouds this morning as they drift eastward. This will allow for sunshine and temperatures warming into the 70s this afternoon, which is around 10 to 15 degrees above normal for late March. Enjoy the warmth today, cooler weather is in store for Sunday as a cold front crosses the area. Latest: weather.gov/lwx.

Warm today, with only a small chance of a shower in the mountains.  Big changes are on the way however, with much cooler...
03/30/2019

Warm today, with only a small chance of a shower in the mountains. Big changes are on the way however, with much cooler and breezy weather with showers expected by Sunday morning.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy and mild. A stray sprinkle can't be ruled out, especially in the mountains, but most areas...
03/30/2019

Tonight will be mostly cloudy and mild. A stray sprinkle can't be ruled out, especially in the mountains, but most areas will remain dry.

Thinking of spending time near or on the water with warmer temperatures in the forecast? Be mindful of the hazards of co...
03/29/2019

Thinking of spending time near or on the water with warmer temperatures in the forecast? Be mindful of the hazards of cold water. Air temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s today and Saturday, however water temperatures along the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay remain quite cold in the upper 40s to near 50°F.

Check out weather.gov/safety/coldwater for more information on the dangers of cold water and how to prepare before heading out on the water this spring. #SpringSafety

03/29/2019

Plenty of clouds across the area this morning as a weak disturbance crosses the region. Despite the clouds, temperatures are still expected to warm into the upper 60s to lower 70s this afternoon.

Milder today - a few showers could affect western and northern Maryland, far northwestern Virginia and eastern West Virg...
03/29/2019

Milder today - a few showers could affect western and northern Maryland, far northwestern Virginia and eastern West Virginia, but the rest of the region should stay dry.

Current temperatures are hovering near normal for late March with plentiful sunshine being observed across the area. We ...
03/28/2019

Current temperatures are hovering near normal for late March with plentiful sunshine being observed across the area. We will continue to see some high clouds build in from the west, but conditions will remain dry with a light southerly breeze. Check out more observations here: weather.gov/lwx/hrr

03/28/2019
Ways To Get Warnings

High pressure parked over the region is delivering quiet weather conditions this week. However, now is a great time to review how you and your family can receive warnings when hazardous weather strikes. Luckily, there are many different ways to get life-saving warnings. Stay Weather Ready by knowing your options: youtu.be/ZqmguEWojYw

weather.gov/wrn Ways to get warnings: Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA): Emergency messages sent by the National Weather Service (NWS) and other agencies via y...

Mild today with high temperatures reaching the 60s for most locations.
03/28/2019

Mild today with high temperatures reaching the 60s for most locations.

03/27/2019

Outside of some passing cirrus clouds in the east, you’ll be hard pressed to find a cloud in the sky this afternoon as high pressure resides over the region. Temperatures are still cooler than normal in the low to middle 50s, however warmer weather is on the way. Latest: weather.gov/lwx

One week from today, Wednesday April 3rd at 11:11 AM, we want to see your #SafePlaceSelfie. A vital part of weather prep...
03/27/2019

One week from today, Wednesday April 3rd at 11:11 AM, we want to see your #SafePlaceSelfie. A vital part of weather preparedness is knowing your “safe place” when extreme weather and other natural disasters strike. Learn more at weather.gov/wrn/safeplaceselfie.

Today will be the last cooler than normal day this week. (Normal highs for the end of March are in the 55-60° range.)  ...
03/27/2019

Today will be the last cooler than normal day this week. (Normal highs for the end of March are in the 55-60° range.) We should reach 60° tomorrow and 70° Friday. #DCwx #MDwx #VAwx #WVwx

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