President Barack Obama will be sworn into office for his second term in office on Jan. 21. The Inauguration is held outside, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
After an unusually mild Sunday with highs in the lower 60s, noticeably colder air will rush back into Washington, D.C., for Monday.
Temperatures will be held to the middle 40s on Monday, which is fairly typical for this time of year. AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will be in the middle 30s during the Presidential Inauguration. There will be a slight breeze with gusts to between 8 and 10 mph.
Arctic air moving in could produce a passing rain or light snow shower at some point during the afternoon.
The normal high temperature for the day is 43°F. The normal low temperature for the day is the upper 28°F. The normal weather for 12 p.m. EST on the Inauguration is a temperature of 37°F, with partly cloudy skies, 10 mph wind and a wind chill of 31°F.
Climatologically speaking, there is about a 1 in 3 chance of measurable precipitation (i.e., at least 0.01 of an inch) on that day and a 1 in 6 chance of precipitation during the ceremony. There is only about a 1 in 10 chance of measurable snow (i.e., at least 0.1 of an inch) on that day and a 1 in 20 chance of snow during the ceremony. There is about a 1 in 6 chance that there will be at least 1 inch of snow already on the ground from a previous snowfall.
Potent thunderstorms will target part of the Plains during a time when many will be outdoors celebrating Memorial Day into the evening hours.
Despite no longer being a tropical storm or depression, Bonnie will induce daily showers and thunderstorms across the Carolinas into the middle of the week.
After a mild and dry Memorial Day, warmth will build across the northwestern United States.
Extremely heavy rain fell over the weekend in southwestern Germany, leading to dangerous and deadly flash flooding.
New Yorkers will crowd city streets on Monday night in hopes of catching a view of Manhattanhenge, the stunning sunset that occurs four times a year.
Northern France will remain at risk for occasional rain through the first half of the week, threatening to cause additional delays at the French Open.
Daytona Beach, FL (1997)
140 people rescued from rip currents. A man died trying to save his wife.
Vanport, OR (1948)
A railroad bed acting as a dam gave way during a flood along the Columbia River destroying the town of Vanport.
Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the eastern U.S. Eighteen cities, from Virginia to Ohio and Michigan, reported record high temperatures. Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC reached 97 degrees. Newark, NJ was the nations high temperature at 98 degrees.