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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 02/ 3/2008

Forecast: Some Super Sunday Sunshine

By Jason Samenow

Enjoy our second straight fine weekend day. The weather will be perfect for enjoying some outdoor activities before parking yourself on the sofa for the big game tonight. And if you like warm winter weather, be sure to check out the forecast for Tuesday.


Partly sunny. Mid 50s. Sky conditions will be a lot like yesterday, but will change in reverse order. We'll start off with mostly sunny skies but high clouds will increase during the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s won't be much different from Glendale, Arizona -- host of Super Bowl XLII -- where temps should max out in the low 60s. Overnight here in the metro area, it will be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 30s

Clear skies just after sunset at the Washington Monument yesterday. By Capital Weather Gang photographer Ian Livingston.

Keep reading for a look ahead to the forecast for the work week...


Cloudy with scattered showers. Mid to upper 40s. Easterly winds will cool us down a bit as high pressure to our north drifts off the coast. At the same time, a warm front will approach from the southwest. The net result will be considerable cloudiness with the chance (30%) of a few showers. Compared to the weekend, it will be a bit raw, with highs struggling to climb through the 40s. Overnight, the warm front most likely will have passed to our north. The resulting southerly flow should hold temperatures from dropping off much, with low temperatures 40-45.


Depending on the amount of sunshine on Tuesday, temperatures could get quite warm. For now, I'll call for a mix of sun and clouds, with highs 60-65. The unseasonable warmth won't last too long, as a cold front will move through Wednesday morning with a period of rain. By afternoon, it will become windy and cooler with temperatures dropping from the 50s to the 40s. Thursday should be mostly sunny and seasonably brisk, with highs in the mid 40s. Another cold front move pass through the area on Friday, with a slight chance of showers (possibly snow flurries to the north and west) with highs again in the 40s.

By Jason Samenow  | February 3, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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when is the next chance of snow?

Posted by: sam | February 3, 2008 8:04 AM | Report abuse

Never (at least no in this area). I'm glad I'm moving to Buffalo this year. I'm sure I'll get my snow fix up there.

Posted by: Dave | February 3, 2008 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Long range does not look good for us snow lovers. I believe that we are in a decades long weather patern that is short on Snow and long on warmth.

Posted by: Greg | February 3, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Attention snow lovers: Although theis is not the prime area for a lot of snow (mostly ice and a dusting around here), the President's Day weekend is at hand.

February and March seem to be our big-snow months.

Posted by: Fairfax | February 3, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

By the way, I LOVE this blog!

Posted by: Fairfax, again | February 3, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Greg-"decades"?? Now you are really made of disappointment.

Posted by: missy | February 3, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Just hit 50 here in the Blue Ridge....gorgeous day actually.......not the one I want, but I'll take it..

Posted by: Mike from the Blue Ridge | February 3, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Hey Mike from the Blue Ridge i just hit 54 here in Marshall if we can`t get snow it might as well be warm.Hope every body enjoys the big game later.Mike from Marshall

Posted by: Mike from Marshall | February 3, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Odds on snow r going down rapidly, no sign of any long term cold air for the next 2 weeks. Still expecting Feb to end up at least 3-5 degrees above average & have to up those numbers by a couple of degrees.

Posted by: VaTechBob. | February 3, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

You are right, VaTechBob, the few days of cold pegged for the middle of the month previously forecast have shrunk now to none, with highs in the 50s and 60s until at least the third week of Feb.

Posted by: steve takoma park md | February 3, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Then can we start talking about March? Is it still projected to have some cold stuff?

Posted by: missy | February 3, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Weird...but we just heard a clap of thunder (or something) and a big bright flash here in Leesburg. Not sure what is up?!

Posted by: Greg | February 3, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

That "clap of thunder" must have been the football Gods willing their power to the Giants for a big win! I have never been a Giants fan but tonight was a script right out of Rocky! Another great Super Bowl.

Posted by: Greg | February 3, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

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