Rollercoasters Make People Sick, Including the Temperature Kind

Wet weather will move into the region today as a front pushes through. The chance of rain and snow will linger into early Thursday in western PA before drying out into Friday. Temperatures will warm up a bit into the early weekend before cooling down significantly into next week. Near record low temperatures are possible next week. Those of us wishing for the March we had 2 years ago are very disappointed. 
Current (~7am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA:  41; Wind Chill: 31
  • Franklin, PA: 36; Wind Chill: 26
  • New Castle, PA: 38; Wind Chill: 34
  • Butler, PA:  36; Wind Chill: 28
  • Pittsburgh (KAGC): 40; Wind Chill: 35
  • Uniontown, PA: 44; Wind Chill: 44
  • State College, PA: 36; Wind Chill: 30
  • Frederick, MD: 36; Wind Chill: 36
  • BWI Airport, MD:  35; Wind Chill: 28
  • DC (KDCA):  38; Wind Chill: 33

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Potential for slick spots on the roads Wednesday/Thursday. Mainly overnight into early morning.

  • Today:  Chance of rain/snow. Maybe some sleet mixed in. Snow mainly overnight. Highs: Upper 40s/50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Thursday: Rain/snow threat continues. Highs: Mid 30s/Low 40s.Overnight Lows: 20s/Low 30s
  • Friday:  Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Highs: 40s/Low 50s Overnight Lows: 30s/Low 40s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Wet roads from showers tomorrow.

  • Today:  Chance of showers. Highs: Mid to upper 40s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s/Low 40s
  • Thursday:  Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid to upper 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to upper 30s
  • Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs: 50s/Low 60s Overnight Lows: 40s

Good News: Warm up continues through late week. 11-15 day period looks fairly seasonal overall.

Bad News: Below normal temperatures settle in by early next week.