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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 02/ 8/2008

Forecast: Mild through Saturday, Then Cold

By Camden Walker

WeatherCamTemperatures will be fairly pleasant today and during the first half of the weekend but it will turn downright cold Sunday with some morning flakes possible! We shall see how the precipitation plays out; still, Sunday will be an unwelcome change...


Partly cloudy, 50. A pretty nice day today! We will have light NW winds under 10mph, under often sunny skies. We will continue to stay dry and--it should be noted--this may be the best day of the next three during which to get outside. Less settled and colder weather is on the way...

Overnight, winds will shift to the southeast but remain fairly light. Clear skies early will be replaced by clouds late. Temperatures will settle in the upper 30s, perhaps low and mid 30s in locations like Frederick or Leesburg.


Morning clouds then not bad! 50-55. After considerable clouds and a slight (20%) chance of some light rain in the morning, skies will partially clear and the day will improve. Temperatures will climb from near 40 to around 50 or so during the afternoon. Winds will pick up out of the southwest, at about 10-15mph. Overnight temperatures will drop down into the mid 30s, under variably cloudy skies and breezy westerly winds. A few spots, especially north and west, could see a snow shower or flurry towards morning.

Keep reading for the forecast through Sunday & beyond...

Capital Weather Gang photographer Kevin Ambrose captures a cloud-filled sunset in Tysons Corner VA on Wednesday.


Morning flurries. Becoming quite cold and very windy. Upper 30s. Look out for steady or slowly falling temperatures as an Arctic cold front approaches and quickly passes through the area in the morning. Some scattered snow showers or flurries are also possible before noon. Winds will pick up as afternoon temperatures fall below freezing, and then as far down as the teens for overnight lows. Dry, blustery, COLD, will define the evening hours on Sunday! brrrr.


Monday will be sunny, dry and cold, with a breeze out of the NW. Temperatures will be near 40. Tuesday temperatures warm into the mid 40s, but some rain showers may develop in the afternoon.

By Camden Walker  | February 8, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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A very light line of snow is over the area--at least on RADAR--at this point. No significant amount is expected to reach the ground. Perhaps you will see a flake? I know I can trust my spotters out there!

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | February 8, 2008 7:19 AM | Report abuse

Around 630 this morning there was...something...falling out of the sky in Lake Ridge. Wintry mix I would call it. A little rain, some flakes, and snow or sleet pellets. Still can't figure out if they were snow pellets or sleet yet. Too soft to be sleet, so maybe snow pellets.

Posted by: weatherdudeVA | February 8, 2008 7:49 AM | Report abuse

that is a beautiful picture!

Posted by: madison | February 8, 2008 8:21 AM | Report abuse

A few tiny flakes hit my windshield on Route 1 south of Fort Belvoir at 7:15 AM

Posted by: Wahoo Josh | February 8, 2008 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Accotink Lake/West Springfield/Mixing Bowl= 0.07" rain in our 'severe weather night' this week....

...and a 15 flakes of snow this morning 6:20am!

Posted by: Bikerjohn | February 8, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

As always this winter: The cold air blows in...but by then the moisture has fled!!! No snow; flurries or a dusting if we get lucky.

Posted by: El Bombo | February 8, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

When starting my car this morning near McLean I noticed some snow pellets on my car. I was confused; I surmised it was some sort of weird frost, refusing to believe snow fell from the sky this morning. Glad I was wrong.

Posted by: Peter L | February 8, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Since our threshold for "winter excitement" has clearly reached new lows :) and in deference to the Hollywood writers' strike, maybe some re-runs are in order for a Friday?

Enjoy the surface loop from the 1993 Superstorm. Remember the squall line and tidal surge on the west coast of FLA, the 20 inches of snow in AL, the blizzard warnings, all the closed roads and schools around here? Those were the days, my friends!

Posted by: Curtis | February 8, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the link, Curtis

Everyone seems to have seen a flake or 15 this morning... yes that is about as much winter precip excitement as we've had lately ;)

Posted by: Camden, Capital Weather Gang | February 8, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

when is our next chance of snow?
im starting to give up on winter:(

Posted by: sam | February 8, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

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