DC: Wet Weather to Arrive Tuesday

By , Senior Meteorologist
April 22, 2014; 4:07 AM ET
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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.

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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


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