Forecast: Forties and a Few Overnight Flakes
Mostly dry weekend afternoons
Today: Partly to mostly sunny. 43-47 | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 30% chance of snow after midnight. 30-34. | Tomorrow: Chance of a.m. snow, then partly sunny. Lows 40s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
The mention of snow in this forecast need not alter your weekend afternoon plans. Both today and tomorrow, the majority of the daylight hours will be dry, even if a little chilly. Snow chances are mostly limited to late tonight and tomorrow morning, and any snow shouldn't amount to much...
Today (Saturday): For most of the day, we'll see a good deal of sunshine. It will start off on the cold side, with low-to-mid 20s area-wide if you're out early. But temperatures will then climb through the 30s in the morning and well into the 40s during the afternoon. Winds should remain light (5-10 mph). Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: An area of low pressure will pass to our north, dragging a cold front through the region towards morning. Ahead of the front, clouds will increase, with a chance of snow showers late at night and towards morning. The snow could mix with rain in the District and points south and east. Lows will range from 30-33 (northwest-southeast). Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast into early next week.
Tomorrow (Sunday): Some snow showers are likely in the morning, before the front passes to our east. Accumulation potential maxes out at about half an inch, with a dusting (mainly on grassy areas) the most likely scenario. Winds will kick up behind the front, especially as a coastal storm develops along it off the coast of southern New England. So expect a blustery afternoon, with highs only in the low 40s. Factoring in winds from the northwest at 15-20 mph with higher gusts, it will feel at or below freezing...even as the sun emerges in the afternoon. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Strong flow from the northwest (winds 10-20 mph with higher gusts) will make for a very cold evening. Temperatures will dip down to 20-24 (suburbs-city) with wind chills in the teens. Confidence: Medium
It will remain blustery and cold Monday as northwest flow persists. Highs will struggle to reach 40 even with mostly sunny skies. Winds will diminish but not totally subside overnight, with lows 17-23 (suburbs-city) under clear skies. Confidence: Medium-High
High pressure builds in Tuesday, bringing lots of sunshine and seasonable temperatures in the mid-40s. Confidence: Medium-High
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