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The work week starts out dry and cloudy ahead of potential winter weather

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Clouds will be on the increase today ahead of our next weather maker that will bring snow for some on the first day of spring. StormWatch7 is monitoring an area of low pressure that will track south of our area bringing a chance for rain, sleet, and snow Tuesday and Wednesday.

These types of storms can be very tricky because the exact track of the low will play a big role on the rain/snow line. As of this writing, rain will overspread the region this evening, so much of our Monday will be dry with highs around 50 degrees. Rain will change over to sleet and snow by dawn Tuesday, especially north and west of D.C. It will be a wet, cold, and breezy day Tuesday with a wintry mix likely. A coastal low will then take shape ushering in another cold push of air Wednesday, so snow is more likely Wednesday. The big question is how much precipitation will be around? Highest snowfall totals will be north and west of D.C. Prepare for school delays and or cancellations Tuesday and Wednesday and stay with our weather team for the latest updates.

The storm pulls out to sea late Wednesday allowing us to dry out Thursday and Friday.

- Dry start to the work week

- Wintry mix on the first day of spring

- Rain develops tonight; changes to sleet & snow, especially N&W by dawn tomorrow

- Impacts to commute, work & schools Tuesday/Wednesday

- Highest accumulations N&W

- Dry Thursday and Friday

TODAY: Increasing clouds. A few late day showers possible.

Highs: 51-56

Winds: NE to SE 5 mph

TONIGHT: Cloudy with rain changing to sleet and snow, especially north and west.

Lows: 32-38

Winds: E 5-10 mph

TUESDAY: Wintry mix likely. Cold and breezy. Highest accumulations north and west of D.C.

Highs: 35-40

Winds: NE 10-15 G 20 mph

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