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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 01/25/2008

Forecast: A Cold Front True to its Name

By Camden Walker

Another nippy weekend

WeatherCamBehind the cold front that passed through yesterday evening, wind chills in the teens this morning will make you wish you had two scarves on. Sure, winds will slacken by sunset, but temperatures will not rise out of the 30s. A reprieve later in the weekend? If you call average high temperatures in the low 40s a welcome break, well... enjoy.


Crisp, clear, windy. Mid 30s. Sunrise will be radiant, but very chilly during your morning commute. Winds will average above the 10mph mark today, so I would be sure to grab your winter coat and full cold-weather gear even if it looks warm outside during the afternoon. Overnight it will still be cold and dry with some increase in high clouds. Expect low temperatures around 25 downtown, perhaps near 20 outside the beltway.


Mostly cloudy, near 40. Temperatures rising through the 30s will feel fairly bone chilling, but perhaps not quite bitter. Still, gloves and a sweater seem like a good choice. Precipitation chances are low, so you will not need to worry about carrying an umbrella. Overnight, temperatures will hover near freezing. A weak weather disturbance passing by could produce some patches of light snow or flurries.

Keep reading for the forecast through the remainder of the weekend & beyond...


Cloudy, AM flurries? Low 40s. There's a slight chance for some spotty light snow in the morning; however, skies should become partly sunny in the afternoon with high temperatures in the 40s. Stay tuned to The Gang this weekend, to see just what--if any-- precipitation heads into our area Saturday night into Sunday morning.


Monday will warm up into the middle and upper 40s under mostly sunny skies. Tuesday will be cloudy with rain showers and high temperatures near 50. During both Monday and Tuesday, anticipate some slight breeziness out of the southerly direction ahead of another cold front slated to cool things back down mid-week.

By Camden Walker  | January 25, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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Yet another forecast without real big chances for snow! Ugghhhhh.

Posted by: greg | January 25, 2008 6:01 AM | Report abuse

maybe its the lull...

Posted by: missy | January 25, 2008 7:24 AM | Report abuse

A bone chilling 8 degrees at 7:30.

Warming potential will be somewhat muted next week, partially by circulation from a large storm off the mid Atlantic coast, but we should still reach the 40's.

Next chance of significant frozen precip appears to be next Wed. - Thur., but this should begin as frozen then probably transition to rain.

The first 10 days of Feb. look to be stormy with enough cold air around for frozen precip. if storms track to our south but storm track is quite uncertain at this point.

Posted by: Augusta Jim | January 25, 2008 7:45 AM | Report abuse

Hey, Uncle Jim...So is it worth my time to wash my car this afternoon?

Posted by: Augusta Jim's Niece | January 25, 2008 8:22 AM | Report abuse

AJ Niece:
Go for it! Should be good until Tue.

The DGEX is now indicating a significant snow and ice storm around the end of next week and the ECMWF is trending in that direction, while the GFS is thinking snow or mix to rain.

Always nice to begin the weekend with some anticipation for the future.

Posted by: Augusta Jim | January 25, 2008 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Thank you, Weather Gang, for this great blog!

Posted by: Fairfax | January 25, 2008 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Fairfax, are you a new visitor? really glad to have you -- thanks for stopping by

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | January 25, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Just wanted to say that this blog is awesome. I never knew about this enterprise until it came to, and now I'm addicted.

Posted by: Lindemann | January 25, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

I'm beginning to think we will never have a snow over 6 inches around here anytime soon.

Posted by: The Tooz | January 25, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

The 12z NAM "hot off the press" continues to support a strong storm, both surface and aloft, off the Va.- Md. coast early next week which will suppress warming potential. Precip. from this system should remain mostly offshore. If not for this system, we would have likely witnessed "blowtorch" heat to near 60 degrees in the Mon.-Tue period.

Regarding the chance of a little light snow tomorrow, the latest NAM is a little more robust with qp potential west of the Allegheny front, but wrings out the moisture crossing the mts.

Temp. has soared to 17 degrees at 10 am.

Posted by: Augusta Jim | January 25, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

They need to build an artificial lake across the Allegheny plateau so folks here in D.C. can get lake-effect snows.

Posted by: jmbethesda | January 25, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

"Same old, same old" both in the weather outlooks and the current Presidential campaigns. In sum, Tuesday is fixin' to be rainy while dry air with every cold wave cuts off snow chances down here (and Hillary begins to run off with the Democratic nod!)

Not a good way to give us a dose of weather excitement or bring the change so desparately needed to our political landscape.

Posted by: El Bombo | January 25, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

LMAO to jmbethesda. I 10000% agree with you, let's start lobbying for funding now. :D

Posted by: weatherdudeVA | January 25, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: missy | January 25, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

LOL re: Allegheny Plateau. Who needs Pittsburgh, anyways?

Posted by: SheGeek | January 25, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

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