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Posted at 9:30 AM ET, 02/15/2009

Forecast: Stable and Seasonable

By Brian Jackson


Today: Mostly sunny, late clouds. 44-47. | Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 29-32. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. 39-42. | A Look Ahead


Tranquil and seasonable conditions take hold of the region today through the first half of the upcoming week. High pressure will be dominant through mid-week providing us with a fair share of sun to brighten our shortened work-week. The next low pressure system looks to bring some rain and more wind to the metro area late in the period.

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Today (Sunday): We'll get a near repeat performance of yesterday for your day today, though it should be a tad cooler. We'll get a good dose of morning sun, but we'll start to see a game of hide 'n seek behind some clouds as the day wears on, much more of the hiding late in the day. Highs will top out a shade cooler than yesterday due to a light northerly wind, peaking in the mid-40s.
Confidence: High

Tonight: Overnight skies will be mostly cloudy to overcast as a disturbance to the south slides by. This will produce nothing but clouds for the immediate metro region but those to the south and southwest could see a stray shower or flurry as the system moves through. Lows tonight should stay within a few degrees of 30. Winds will be out of the north at less than 10 mph. Confidence: High

Keep reading for the forecast through your mid-week...

Tomorrow (Monday): The trend of slow cooling extends into Presidents' Day tomorrow. Skies should be mighty bright by the afternoon but it won't do much to spike the temperatures. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 30s to the lower 40s around the area. It will get a little breezy as well making it seem a bit raw as you stroll the street. Northerly winds will breeze through at around 15 mph. Confidence: High

Tomorrow Night: Clear and cold is the name of the game. Overnight temperatures will drop into the low-to-mid 20s (suburbs to city) beneath starry skies. Winds will diminish from the north at 5-10 mph to near calm by morning. Confidence: Medium-High


Tuesday looks to be right on par with our climatological average for this time of year. Under mostly sunny skies we'll warm to the mid-40s during the day. During the night clouds will begin to move in overhead and the overnight low will be right around freezing. Confidence: Medium-High

Wednesday should see the end to our more tranquil weather pattern. A complex weather system will move by to the NW and bring a good shot at some rain to the region during the afternoon. With the clouds and rain, temperatures may only reach 40-45. Confidence: Medium

By Brian Jackson  | February 15, 2009; 9:30 AM ET
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Today is still Sunday...Please don't shorten my weekend!

Posted by: mandarb77 | February 15, 2009 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Looks like another false alarm about a possible snow storm. Those who got excited a few days ago about some snow for this week will now see that it's just going to be too warm.

Face it, time's about up for any apprecialble snow this winter.

I say bring on Spring and sunny 70-degree days!

Posted by: Curmudgeon4 | February 15, 2009 8:23 AM | Report abuse

mandarb77 -- typo has been fixed. thx!

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | February 15, 2009 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Curmudgeon4, you're a bit premature as we still have 2 weeks of met. winter left. Even so, our near-future storms appear to track to our N, which does not bode well for significant snow; they are also rather weak.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | February 15, 2009 10:08 AM | Report abuse

So, AJim, VaTechBob and some others have given up on snow. El Bombo, maybe. Capital Weather-you folks agree with them on this? Has the pattern now shifted enough to where we're done?

Posted by: manassasmissy | February 15, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Sorry Bombo, but the long range pattern is too warm and the storms too weak to have any chance of significant snow. Time to start thinking Spring and cherry blossoms.

Posted by: Curmudgeon4 | February 15, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Current temp. in Burke: 35.8 with bright, sunny skies!

I'm going to wish for snow until winter is officially over. Then comes severe weather and hurricanes after that! : )

Posted by: Yellowboy | February 15, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Somehow I posted this in an older thread by mistake:

I measured the snow from last night before going to bed: 5/16"

Location: Blue Ridge Mtns, elevation 1900 ft, east of Front Royal

We probably won't get any more snow this season since I bought tire chains after the 4" storm.

Posted by: spgass1 | February 15, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Met. spring begins two weeks from today. Witch hazel and late-winter flowering bulbs are up--daffodils pushing through the ground, days are growing longer. Spring is near...

Posted by: steske | February 15, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Add Havoc to the list of those giving up on snow.
I'm itching for some 60 degree temps like we had a few days ago. That was nice and I can't wait to break out of these 40 degree days.

Posted by: Havoc737 | February 15, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I love snow as much as anyone but the rest of the month will simply be 2 warm. Just isn't in the cards again this yr, maybe next yr. but right now it's looking like a warm winter.

Posted by: VaTechBob | February 15, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

I do believe that we will get a slush storm before April but you might as well put a fork in it. This winter pretty muched sucked yet again.

Posted by: stinkerflat1 | February 15, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

NBC25 (Hagerstown) mentions a clipper system and light snow possible for next Saturday.

Posted by: spgass1 | February 15, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Mentioning a Clipper system 6 days out? Please don't drink that Kool-Aid.

Posted by: Curmudgeon4 | February 15, 2009 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Best we could get out of a clipper under ideal cond. would b 1". Mostly likely a dusting at best.

Posted by: VaTechBob | February 15, 2009 11:13 PM | Report abuse

VaTechBob and Curmudgeon4: I want to believe!

Posted by: spgass1 | February 15, 2009 11:24 PM | Report abuse

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