D.C. area frost advisory, freeze warning issued

The flowers are blooming even if the temperature is dropping.

At a local nursery, a lot of people ready to plant. But the weather has Becky Winpigler reconsidering.

“Keep them in the garage cover them up is the best thing to do,” she says of her plants. “If you have them in containers I would bring them inside.”

The greater D.C. area is expecting wildly fluctuating and what some might call whacky weather.

ABC7’s chief meteorologist Doug Hill reports that clouds, gusty breezes and a few sprinkles mark the leading edge of a colder air mass that will arrive in our area tonight. Clearing skies and diminishing winds overnight will allow temperatures to drop to very cold levels for the middle of May. Freeze warnings and frost advisories are in effect.

Tuesday will be a bit milder with more sunshine than Monday.

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The weather has some people puzzled.

“I don't know it's freezing. It's definitely not as springy as we like it to be,” says Aimee Catania, a Frederick resident.

It may be mid-May but instead of Spring skin, on the streets of Frederick you see lots of covering up.

But even though a lot of people are weary of cool weather, some take comfort in knowing warm weather really can't be too far off.

“Different than what it usually is this time of May,” says one. “But it will get better. In a couple months will be saying it's too hot.”