Cold air and gusty winds are taking aim on Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia for Saturday. Only the wind will ease Sunday.
After temperatures flirted with the 60-degree mark on some thermometers over the Thanksgiving holiday, a strong cold front will swing through Friday evening bringing spotty rain showers.
Canadian air follows the front Saturday with winds gusting in the neighborhood of 35 mph.
With actual temperatures ranging from the 30s at night and only peaking in the 40s during the day, the combination of wind and other atmospheric conditions will make for AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures in the teens and 20s respectively.
The cold flow of air across the Great Lakes will set up the first widespread lake-effect snow event of the season Friday night and Saturday. For those traveling westward into the Appalachians, there is a risk of brief, but blinding snow squalls.
There is a chance of a passing flurry reaching the I-95 corridor.
Winds will ease a bit by Sunday, but actual temperatures will be slow to recover.
The next chance of precipitation spans Tuesday and Tuesday night.
While a major storm does not seem likely, a modest system could bring a period of rain, snow or wintry mix to the mid-Atlantic and southern New England.
More updates on the weather situation for next week will follow through this weekend on AccuWeather.com.
Despite the warm appearance to the weather during recent days, temperatures for the month of November have averaged about 3 degrees below normal. The normal November average temperature for Baltimore (all highs and lows) this month is about 50 degrees.
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As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours that will break the back of the heat wave in much of the northeastern United States.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast much of this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
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Charlotte, NC (1979)
Last of 12 straight days on which some rain fell. Total precipitation was 3.74".
Redfield, SD (1990)
A total of 1.76" of rain in 25 minutes during the morning, then a tornado struck in the afternoon.
Hagerstown, MD (1992)
3.50" of rain.