After basking in balmy air much of this week, a return to colder weather will be accompanied by multiple rounds of wintry mix into early next week around Washington, D.C.
Rain Friday could become mixed with sleet and wet snow before ending by Saturday morning. Temperatures Friday will start the day near 60 but will fall into the 40s toward evening for tree lighting activities and plunge into the 30s late at night.
Slippery roads are not expected around the city and the nearby suburbs late Friday night. However, well north and west in northern Virginia, northern Maryland and central Pennsylvania, there can be some slippery spots developing Friday night.
After a break during the middle of this weekend, during which cold air will settle in, another storm will head in Sunday.
That second storm will start cold then become warmer, so that a wintry mix changes to rain in most areas. However, the second storm will bring a greater chance of some slippery spots around the city for a brief time and perhaps more general slippery travel well north and west.
A third storm system may or may not track close enough to bring a period of snow, rain or wintry mix for a time on Tuesday.
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Rounds of severe thunderstorms, including the potential for flooding rain and tornadoes, will continue to erupt over the central United States this week.
Summerlike warmth will make it feel like the 90s F at times in the eastern United States through Memorial Day weekend, despite localized rainfall.
A large tornado moved dangerously close to Dodge City, Kansas, on Tuesday afternoon, tracking just west of the center of the city.
Conditions will become favorable for tropical development over the Atlantic Ocean, in the vicinity of the southeastern United States toward the end of May and into early June.
Frequent showers are expected throughout the music festival that will take place in late June.
As millions prepare to take part in Memorial Day weekend events, showers, storms and a potential tropical system could threaten outdoor activities and travel plans during the extended weekend.
New York, NY (1979)
A one-hour and 18 minute delay between the Pirates and Mets game due to fog.
Dallas, Ft. Worth Texas (1982)
Flooding rains in Dallas, Ft. Worth, area; over 2" in most places. Total rainfall of 13" at this point of the month, making it the wettest May since records began in 1898.
Wesley, LA (1991)
Heavy rain (25th-26th) resulted in widespread flooding. One hundred-sixty homes -- 80% of the total number of houses in town -- received structural or water damage. A total of 6.5" of rain fell in 2-1/2 hours.