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Some peaks of sun is expected this morning before clouds increase during the afternoon, ahead of a low pressure system e...
03/12/2020

Some peaks of sun is expected this morning before clouds increase during the afternoon, ahead of a low pressure system expected to bring showers to the region tonight. High temperatures will range in the 60s.

A few showers/sprinkles remain near NE MD and over portions of E WV/W & central VA. Any rain should be light and brief. ...
03/11/2020

A few showers/sprinkles remain near NE MD and over portions of E WV/W & central VA. Any rain should be light and brief. A broken to overcast sky will result in very little temperature spread (cities vs. outlying areas, lowlands vs. highlands) overnight, generally 37-45º F.

Most of the area is cloudy but dry this afternoon, but there are a few sprinkles and light showers or drizzle, particula...
03/11/2020

Most of the area is cloudy but dry this afternoon, but there are a few sprinkles and light showers or drizzle, particularly over northeastern Maryland (as of 3PM). Any rain should be light and brief. Temperatures will peak in the mid 50s to around 60.

Cooler temperatures today as a cold front sits off to our south. While the day is expected to remain mostly dry, a few s...
03/11/2020

Cooler temperatures today as a cold front sits off to our south. While the day is expected to remain mostly dry, a few sprinkles may develop late this afternoon/evening.

03/10/2020

Scattered showers and mild conditions will continue through this evening. An isolated thunderstorm cannot be ruled out. Drier and cooler overnight behind a cold front.

03/10/2020

Gusty winds will be possible over the waters from the Potomac to the Chesapeake Bay this afternoon. Small Craft Advisories continue. Any showers that move across the waters may briefly bring down locally strong winds. A cold front will cross the waters later tonight.

03/10/2020

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms capable of producing strong winds may be possible over the waters this afternoon and evening.

03/10/2020

Overcast conditions expected today. Afternoon high temperatures will reach the 60s in many locations, near 70 across the D.C. and Baltimore metro. A few sprinkles or showers possible.

A cold front will approach the region today, resulting in some scattered showers around. Temperatures will once again re...
03/10/2020

A cold front will approach the region today, resulting in some scattered showers around. Temperatures will once again remain unseasonably mild this afternoon.

03/09/2020

Satellite imagery shows just some thin high and mid-level clouds moving from west to east. Dry and mild conditions will persist through this evening.

Sunshine with warm temperatures are expected today.
03/09/2020

Sunshine with warm temperatures are expected today.

Clear skies once again tonight. Temperatures will be slightly warmer than last night.
03/09/2020

Clear skies once again tonight. Temperatures will be slightly warmer than last night.

Smoke from a fire near the border of Prince William, Fauquier, and Stafford Counties is showing up on our radar and sate...
03/08/2020

Smoke from a fire near the border of Prince William, Fauquier, and Stafford Counties is showing up on our radar and satellite. It looks like low level clouds in this picture but it is actually a smoke plume.

After a chilly start, temperatures will warm rapidly, with above normal temperatures by this afternoon. Even warmer weat...
03/08/2020

After a chilly start, temperatures will warm rapidly, with above normal temperatures by this afternoon. Even warmer weather will arrive Monday before a cooling trend starts Tuesday, accompanied by our next chance of rain.

03/08/2020

Daylight time 2020 is nearly upon us. Among other things, it means that you need to add an hour to the times listed in our climate products starting with Sunday's summaries, since they are always in standard time.

Mainly clear and chilly tonight. Winds will diminish around sunset.
03/07/2020

Mainly clear and chilly tonight. Winds will diminish around sunset.

Low humidity and gusty winds will result in an enhanced risk of rapid fire growth today. Please use extreme caution if y...
03/07/2020

Low humidity and gusty winds will result in an enhanced risk of rapid fire growth today. Please use extreme caution if you will be doing anything involving fire or flammable materials today, especially in areas where little rain fell yesterday.

Seasonable temperatures and sunny conditions are expected for today. However, gusty winds will make it feel colder. Wind...
03/07/2020

Seasonable temperatures and sunny conditions are expected for today. However, gusty winds will make it feel colder. Wind gusts will diminish late this afternoon/evening.

Radar has quieted down, but winds will be picking up this evening.  Northwest winds at 15-25 mph, with gusts to 30 mph, ...
03/07/2020

Radar has quieted down, but winds will be picking up this evening. Northwest winds at 15-25 mph, with gusts to 30 mph, will make it feel like its in the 20s. Actual lows will be between 25-35°

03/06/2020

Showers and isolated thunderstorms are moving through the I-95 corridor, producing gusty winds and brief heavy rain. These storms will also cross the Tidal Potomac and the Maryland portions of the Chesapeake Bay.

Most of the rain will stay east of I-95 this morning. Additional showers may move in from the west this afternoon.
03/06/2020

Most of the rain will stay east of I-95 this morning. Additional showers may move in from the west this afternoon.

Cloudy and cooler today with showers around. Accumulating snow will fall along the Allegheny Front.
03/06/2020

Cloudy and cooler today with showers around. Accumulating snow will fall along the Allegheny Front.

Expect mostly cloudy skies today along with a few scattered showers around this afternoon. High temperatures today will ...
03/06/2020

Expect mostly cloudy skies today along with a few scattered showers around this afternoon. High temperatures today will range from the upper 40s to mid 50s across the region.

Mostly cloudy tonight with lows in the mid 30s (mid to upper 20s along/west of the Allegheny Front).
03/05/2020

Mostly cloudy tonight with lows in the mid 30s (mid to upper 20s along/west of the Allegheny Front).

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for western Grant & Pendleton Counties in WV, and for western Highland County ...
03/05/2020

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for western Grant & Pendleton Counties in WV, and for western Highland County in VA from 7 AM Friday until 10 PM Friday night. Expecting snow to begin early Friday morning, w/ accumulations of 2"-4" expected (isolated amounts up to 6").

Do you live near the National Capital Region and have an interest in the weather? Here is an opportunity to learn about ...
03/05/2020

Do you live near the National Capital Region and have an interest in the weather? Here is an opportunity to learn about hazardous weather in the Baltimore / Washington D.C. region and help your local National Weather Service office. Register at weather.gov/lwx/skywarn.

Temperatures will be closer to normal today in the wake of a weak cold front, but it will remain dry with some sun.
03/05/2020

Temperatures will be closer to normal today in the wake of a weak cold front, but it will remain dry with some sun.

Clearing skies tonight with low temperatures slightly above average, into the mid 30s (low 40s in DC/Baltimore).
03/05/2020

Clearing skies tonight with low temperatures slightly above average, into the mid 30s (low 40s in DC/Baltimore).

With meteorological spring upon us, now is a great time to get ready for spring weather hazards by visiting our Spring S...
03/04/2020

With meteorological spring upon us, now is a great time to get ready for spring weather hazards by visiting our Spring Safety website at weather.gov/wrn/spring-safety.

Today will be breezy but sunny and dry.
03/04/2020

Today will be breezy but sunny and dry.

03/04/2020

68 mph gust in Hagerstown and 54 mph in Martinsburg in the last 10 minutes. Take cover if under warnings.

03/03/2020

Showers, with a few embedded thunderstorms, are quickly moving east out of WV, into northern VA and western/central MD. Still a threat for isolated gusty winds and perhaps some small hail as these continue to move east.

Showers & a few thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon into this evening, especially over portions of eastern We...
03/03/2020

Showers & a few thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon into this evening, especially over portions of eastern West Virginia, northern Maryland and far northwestern Virginia. Gusty winds or small hail are possible with the strongest storms. In addition, there is a threat of an isolated tornado early this evening (mainly north of I-66/US-50). See graphic for timing/coverage for possible showers & thunderstorms.

Mild again today, though we will have scattered showers to contend with through the day. More importantly, however, a co...
03/03/2020

Mild again today, though we will have scattered showers to contend with through the day. More importantly, however, a cold front could spark off some isolated severe weather late today and this evening. Make sure you stay weather aware, especially after 4 PM this afternoon!

Windy conditions will start to diminish overnight. Temperatures will remain mild overnight.
03/03/2020

Windy conditions will start to diminish overnight. Temperatures will remain mild overnight.

Despite increasing cloud cover, temperatures this afternoon feeling more like early-mid April than early March. Light ra...
03/02/2020

Despite increasing cloud cover, temperatures this afternoon feeling more like early-mid April than early March. Light rain will overspread the area through this evening, while remaining mild overnight. Latest forecast: weather.gov/lwx.

Warm and breezy today with chance of showers increasing this afternoon.
03/02/2020

Warm and breezy today with chance of showers increasing this afternoon.

Another chilly night expected. However a warming trend will soon be underway as high pressure slips offshore, allowing s...
03/01/2020

Another chilly night expected. However a warming trend will soon be underway as high pressure slips offshore, allowing southerly winds to bring in warmer temperatures into the region.

Sunny and warmer today.
03/01/2020

Sunny and warmer today.

03/01/2020

One more winter stat: The lowest HIGH temp during meteorological winter 2019-20 was only 35 at DCA, 33 at BWI and 34 at IAD. All of these set or tied records for being the warmest of the coldest high temps ever recorded for met winter.

03/01/2020

The lowest temp during meteorological winter 2019-20 was only 22 at DCA, 19 at BWI and 15 at IAD. All of these set records for being the warmest minimum temperatures ever recorded for met winter (for BWI, this only counts the airport - downtown temps have stayed warmer)

03/01/2020

Temps dipping this eve may alter the final numbers a bit, but meteorological winter 2019-20 ends among the top 10 warmest across our region. Through yesterday, DCA and BWI ranked 6th warmest while IAD ranked 3rd, the main difference being the shorter period of record at IAD.

Below-normal temperatures will prevail for the last night of meteorological winter, which seems strange after such a mil...
03/01/2020

Below-normal temperatures will prevail for the last night of meteorological winter, which seems strange after such a mild winter. A warming trend will start tomorrow, which seems appropriate for the first day of meteorological spring. March is coming in like a lamb this year.

02/29/2020

Clouds will continue to clear out through this evening, but cold conditions will persist.

02/29/2020

A gusty northwest wind of gusts over 25 mph and temperatures in the lower to middle 30s across the region has created wind chill values in the lower to middle 20s. Bundle up if outside for an extended period of time this afternoon despite partial sunshine.

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Siding damage from measured wind gust of 51 MPH. Belle Grove area (.75 mile south of I-68/exit 72; eastern Allegany County, MD).
FYI, some of us in the extreme southern end of your area (Charlottesville area) sometimes feel a little neglected. Your 11 pm post last night mentioned strong storms outside the DC/Baltimore area...trust me, it was pretty exciting down here as well!
Few light sleet pellets mixed into the sprinkles. Glen burnie I695 at I97
Found a video of the possible tornado from this morning
Keep up the great work
Your team does an AWESOME job! Thanks for all you do!! Now, bring on the Snow Days!!❄️❄️❄️❄️
Flurries in Germantown, MD around 7:50 am this morning. Very large snow crystals.
Love this site... great pictures...
October 31, 2019: Halloween storms over Sterling!! Stay safe!!
the thing is that my mom says you'll be fine whenever i bring up about getting a stomach ache due to eating tons of french fries! Im yelling at you guys about this! Would you please tell her to stop saying thats fine if I did get a stomach ache! Would you please tell her to stop saying thats fine! Would you please tell her to stop saying thats fine!