Forecast: Warming Trend Begins
Some snow may mix with light rain tonight
It will be wintry today, and if you look really hard late tonight, you might see a snowflake. But temperatures will gradually rise during the week as winter continues its long, slow fade. Does this warming trend signify the death of winter? Not so fast, I say. Some cold air may loom for late next weekend.
Clouds increase, cool. Mid to upper 40s. Spotty light rain/snow tonight. Sunshine to start the day will be covered up by clouds in the afternoon. Subfreezing early morning temperatures will rise to the mid to upper 40s but stop there due to the cloud cover.
Overnight, a weak area of low pressure will bring a 40% chance of light rain that could mix with or briefly change to light snow before ending after midnight. Low temperatures will drop to around freezing inside the beltway to the upper 20s in the colder suburbs.
Mostly sunny. Near 50. Temperatures will be cooler than average but not cold. Chilly high pressure will deliver enough sunshine for high temperatures to near 50. Clear and cold overnight, with lows from the upper 20s in the colder suburbs to the mid 30s downtown.
Keep reading for the forecast for the rest of the week...
Partly cloudy. Low 50s. A weak front will move through the region that will generate some clouds, shift the wind (from out of the southwest to out of the northwest), but not produce any precipitation or a noticeable temperature change. Afternoon highs should reach the low 50s.
Overnight, skies will be clear most of the night, but some clouds may increase towards morning, with lows ranging from near freezing in the colder suburbs to the upper 30s downtown.
A LOOK AHEAD
A warm front moving through the region Thursday morning may set the stage for a nice and mild afternoon, with temperatures in the upper 50s. Friday will continue on the mild side with highs near 60, although clouds will likely increase.
The weather scenario next Saturday appears awfully similar to what we experienced last Saturday, with an intensifying area of low pressure approaching from the southwest dragging a strong cold front through the region. Of course, given Saturday is six days away, it's too early to predict a repeat performance but some rain and wind seem like a decent possibility. Right now, Sunday looks dry but cooler with highs in the 40s.
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