It has been a long, cold winter in the Washington, D.C., area, and another cold blast is on the way.
Temperatures since December have averaged 1.3 degrees below normal around Washington, D.C. During the past several months, more than the average amount of snow has fallen with 30.3 inches of snow so far, compared to a normal to date of 14.5 inches.
Moving forward after a mild start to spring, the weather will offer more setbacks for folks wanting warmth and to end their relationship with winter gear.
While the waters of the Chesapeake Bay tend to slow the progression of seasons around the area, the spring warmup is likely to be delayed a bit more by persistent outbreaks of air from Canada.
One such cold blast will hold temperatures to the lower 50s on Sunday, followed by highs in the lower 40s for Monday.
Another storm is being watched for possible snow along the East Coast by midweek.
How close the storm tracks to the coast will determine the intensity of snow and/or rain around Washington, D.C. The greatest threat for where the storm will evolve into an all-out blizzard lies across eastern New England and Atlantic Canada.
AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski contributed to the content of this story.
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101 degrees -- earliest over 100 in city's history.
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