Spring is almost here and the weather will acknowledge this for a few days at least around Washington, D.C.
Temperatures will rebound well into the 50s on Thursday as spring officially arrives in the afternoon.
The first full day of spring, Friday, will be seasonable with some sunshine and near 60 F.
Some showers may move into the area on Saturday, but warmth will hold on this day.
Even though the region will be officially done with winter, the weather may not abide by the change of seasons.
Another system is being watched for possible snow during the middle of next week over the mid-Atlantic and central Appalachians in general. However, at this early stage, the track, the dividing line between rain and snow, and the magnitude of the storm are uncertain.
Regardless of the storm potential, cold air will return next week.
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Hurricane Matthew will take a northward turn this weekend, which will bring the storm along the Atlantic coast of the United States next week.
Hurricane Matthew will threaten the central and northern Caribbean with flooding rain, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge early next week.
It will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions last longer than normal.
Chaba remains on track to become a powerful typhoon and could threaten lives and property across the Ryukyu Islands and mainland Japan next week.
Persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic into Friday night, while rain will spread over the balance of the northeastern United States into the weekend.
A large chunk of the United Kingdom will catch a break from the recent unsettled weather during the first week of October.
San Diego, CA (1970)
Strong Santa Ana winds create fire disaster in interior parts of county (September 25 to 30); 500,000 acres burned.
Lander, NY (1982)
15.4 inches of of snow (29th-30th). Total of 32.9 inches for month (Sept. record).
Record dry September: Pittsburgh, PA - Only 0.28" this month; driest September on record (old record 0.57 inches in 1893) Greensboro, NC - Driest month ever (only a trace of rain) Columbia, SC - Only 0.07" of rain.