Forecast: Messy Mixed Mid-Week
Rain Wednesday, may start as snow
* Later: Historic Snow Drought? and Korea in Search of Top Forecaster *
Today: Mostly sunny. 42-45. | Tonight: Clouds increase. 28-32. | Tomorrow: Snow or mix to start, afternoon rain. 43-46. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
This has not been the big year for snows in the Washington D.C. area. Despite the big chill in the area over the past few days, the next storm system that arrives tomorrow will bring sufficient warm air along to minimize the frozen precipitation threat once again.
Today (Tuesday): Sunshine should prevail with high pressure holding strong for one more day. High temperatures will be warmer than yesterday with low-to-mid 40s. Confidence: High
Tonight: Clouds encroach and should prevent as much radiational cooling from occurring compared to last night. The result will be a slightly warmer overnight with lows in the upper 20s to low 30s (suburbs to city). Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Wednesday): A big storm is forecast to pass to our north and west. Precipitation (80% chance) could start as snow (or a mix south and east of town) in the morning. A quick dusting is possible but major travel concerns are not expected. All rain is expected by late morning with scattered showers through the afternoon. Highs in the mid-40s. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: More showers (60% likelihood) are expected with winds shifting to come from the west and northwest by very late at night, while increasing to 15-25 mph. Lows in the mid-30s. Confidence: Medium
Thursday should see fast-moving cloud cover with gusty winds as the storm intensifies well to our north. You might even see some sprinkles or conversational snow flakes at times. Look for highs in the low-to-mid 40s again, but wind chill could make it feel like the 30s most of the time. Confidence: Medium
Friday's theme is calm and cold, but there is still the chance that our winds could be gusting around quite a bit yet. Look for highs struggling to reach 40 with mostly sunny skies at least. Confidence: Medium
The weekend brings yet another storm system to monitor. The timing looks to be Saturday afternoon into Saturday night when a few snow showers are possible. Otherwise, plan for partly cloudy skies with highs near 40 and lows in the 20s. In other words: this weekend will have that February feel... Confidence: Medium
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