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.
As the death toll climbs early this week, thunderstorms will continue to disrupt rescue and recovery efforts across the Kathmandu Valley.
Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain will continue to push eastward across the upper Gulf Coast and re-fire farther west in Texas into Monday night.
Temperatures are starting off on a cool note before milder air moves in for the middle of the week in much of the Northeast.
Severe storms pummeled parts of eastern Texas Sunday into early Monday morning with softball-sized hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.
Damaging wind and hail as large as softballs have been the main threats, and will continue to be into early Monday morning.
Bouts of heavy rain will once again visit the Southeast this week, bringing the threat of flooding and travel delays.
35" of snow at Summit, 39" of snow at Red Lodge and 28.1" of snow at Lewistown.
Eastern U.S. (1990)
More record heat... Location Old Record New Record Burlington, VT 90 84/1962 Boston, MA 92 91/1962 Newark, NJ 94 90/1962 Allentown, PA 92 89/1962
Venus, TX (1990)
Winds gusted to 70 mph.