Monday's dry and mild weather in Washington, D.C., is not a sign of things to come for this week.
A breeze from the south will pump mild air into the region on Monday, causing temperatures to rise to 55 F.
Sunshine mixing with clouds will compliment the weather and may help further entice some people to spend a part of the day outdoors.
A high of 55 F in Washington, D.C., is more common in the middle of March than this time of year.
A repeat of Monday's weather will not follow for Tuesday.
Instead, a bit of rain will dampen the city Monday night through Tuesday morning. Heavy and flooding rain is not expected, but residents and visitors will still want to grab an umbrella before heading outside.
The air will not be cold enough for the rain to mix with or change to snow.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are monitoring the possibility of whether the same can be said for Wednesday.
The quick passage of a cold front would be accompanied by a thin line of rain showers that day. The development of a storm along the East Coast, on the other hand, could bring steadier rain or snow to the city. Odds currently favor accumulating snow west of I-95 if this solution pans out.
Even if such a storm takes shape, it is not expected to rapidly strengthen and deliver substantial snow to any community in the Northeast.
In either solution, the upcoming weekend is shaping up to be chilly.
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