A warm Tuesday is on the way before some wet weather moves in late in the day.
Highs will soar toward 80 early Tuesday afternoon before showers and thunderstorms arrive toward the evening, some of which could put a damper on Earth Day events in the area.
The National Zoo is celebrating Earth Day by allowing meet and greets with the zoo's experts on the environment. There will also be exhibits and workshops for children as well.
The activities will go through 4 p.m. EDT and most of the showers and thunderstorms will arrive in wake of the event.
The storms may lead to a slow commute home in the area, reducing visibility and creating slick roads.
While severe weather is not anticipated, some of the thunderstorms can produce small hail and gusty winds.
Temperatures will take a tumble in the front's wake, leading to highs in the middle 60s on Wednesday. A brisk wind will create even lower AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.
As quick as the cooler air arrives, it will depart and give way to rebounding temperatures later in the week.
Content contributed by Andy Mussoline, AccuWeather Meteorologist
Following a wet, mild Christmas Eve across much of the Northeast, a blustery Christmas Day is on the way.
A potent Christmas Eve storm is also threatening the Ohio Valley with violent thunderstorms.
People who are dreaming of a white Christmas across the Intermountain West may see their dreams come true, while travelers will face some difficulties due to slippery roads.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
A winter storm will impact the United Kingdom and central Europe for Boxing Day and the holiday weekend.
While many bowl games will be played in warmer locales this year, there are others that will face cold and potentially wintry conditions in the Midwest and Northeast.
New England (1994)
Powerful storm produced damaging winds. 99 mph at Westport Harbor 84 mph at Nantucket 76 mph at Blue Hill observatory
Illinois, Kentucky (1796)
Famous cold day; Cairo, -7.5 degrees, -13 degrees in parts of Kentucky. The Mississippi River became frozen.
Eastern U.S. (1966)
Coastal storm develops in Gulf States & moves up East Coast. "A widespread white Christmas" Thunder & vivid lightning reported along with heavy rain & snow from Baltimore, north to Rhode Island. JFK Airport closed for 24 hours because of drifting. Washington, D.C. 6.5", Baltimore, MD 11", Philadelphia, PA 12.4", Morristown, NJ 12.4", Atlantic City, NJ 6.6", Allentown, PA 13.1", West Chester, PA 24", High Point State Park 19", Central Park, NY 7.1", Poughkeepsie, NY 13", Albany, NY 18.3", Pittsfield, MA 17", Burlington, VT 14.9".