Forecast: Another Wintry Threat by the Wayside?
Tomorrow's accumulation chances small
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Today: Mostly sunny. Increasing clouds late. Near 40. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Upper 20s to low 30s. | Tomorrow: Wintry mix to rain. Mid-to-upper 30s. | Sunday: Becoming mostly sunny. Mid 30s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Bitter cold threatens for later next week. But first we have to deal with Saturday, which looks to be yet another wintry mix-to-rain scenario for the metro area. And before that? Just a seasonably cold and mostly sunny Friday to wind down the work week.
Today (Friday): Mostly sunny skies for much of the day. Then increasing clouds by late afternoon. Highs near 40 -- not too shabby for our historically coldest part of winter, right? Still, moderate breezes of 10-15 mph out of the west will chill the air from time to time before dimnishing later in the day. Confidence: High
Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy. Lows may make it down into the upper 20s to low 30s. But the blanket of clouds will make it difficult for even the cold spots to get colder than that. Confidence: Medium-High
What is the read on wintry weather for Saturday? Read on...
Tomorrow (Saturday): Late morning through evening looks like the timing for precipitation -- possibly starting as a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain before probably changing to mostly rain -- as a storm system moves through from west to east. The chance of snow and/or sleet briefly accumulating before the change to rain is only about 20% (up that to around 25% north or northwest of town). Highs in the mid-to-upper 30s. Confidence: Low-Medium
Tomorrow Night: Precipitation comes to an end and winds pick up from the northwest toward morning. Lows in the low 30s by dawn. Black ice shouldn't be a big problem except maybe in the far north and northwest suburbs (e.g., Frederick). Confidence: Medium
Sunday: In the wake of Saturday's storm, Sunday should trend mostly sunny but cold. Highs may only reach the mid 30s, and it could be rather windy at least through the morning hours. So bundle up! But don't complain too much -- it may get even colder later next week. Confidence: Medium
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy with temperatures dropping into the mid 20s downtown, low 20s in the burbs. Leesburg and Hagerstown could bottom right about 20. Confidence: Medium-high
Monday should be party sunny. High temperatures will be around average -- in the low 40s. Confidence: Medium-High
Tuesday could be windy, maybe even some snow showers, as the leading edge of even colder air approaches. Highs in the 30s. Confidence: Medium
Midweek next week could bring the coldest air of the season, and maybe another storm threat.
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