Temperatures will be above average for the rest of this week and the District will get a break from the wintry weather that has recently battered the area.
A second batch of snow arriving from the Midwest has its eyes on the interior Northeast for Tuesday, but it will bypass Washington, D.C.
Temperatures will reach the low to middle 50s through the middle of this week then climb into the 60s Friday.
Rain and thunderstorms will accompany the mild weather Friday, giving the area a taste of spring.
With the rain will come the potential for minor flooding. Piles of snow will clog storm drains and the uneven weight of melting snow can lead to roof failures.
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While a surge in warmth and humidity will lead to downpours and gusty storms in the northeastern United States into early Saturday, much cooler air will soon follow.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala around 6:31 a.m. Thursday (8:31 a.m. EDT), the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
Even though Cindy is inland and weakening, the risk of flooding and severe thunderstorms will continue along the central Gulf Coast and part of the interior South.
Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning along the border of Texas and Louisiana.
The longest heat wave in more than 20 years in the United Kingdom peaked on Wednesday with temperatures again topping 32 C (90 F) in parts of southern England.
Effects from Tropical Storm Cindy have been felt across the southern United States.
Cindy will continue to release torrential rainfall and raise the risk of flooding even as the storm pushes well inland over the United States into this weekend.