Forecast: A brief mild spell, then dry and cold
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Our active weather pattern eases a little as we'll have a mostly dry work week for the first time in about a month. We'll also have a couple of semi-mild days before cold air makes a return Wednesday. The cold air will last through the weekend when the precipitation outlook is a little more uncertain.
Today (Monday): After some morning fog and low clouds, partial sunshine should gradually emerge by mid-to-late morning. North and west of D.C., watch out for black ice early this morning, especially on elevated surfaces (bridges, overpasses and ramps). By afternoon temperatures moderate from the low-to-mid 30s for the morning commute to around 50 or so in the afternoon. Winds will be light. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Clouds increase ahead of the next cold front. The clouds and winds from the south will keep overnight lows from falling too far, only dipping to the upper 30s to around 40 (suburbs to city). Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Tuesday): A cold front brings mostly cloudy skies and just a slight (20%) chance of a shower. Southerly winds out ahead of the front will give us one more mild day, with highs 50-55. During the afternoon winds will switch around to out of the north. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Clearing and colder tomorrow night, with lows in the upper 20s in the colder suburbs to around freezing downtown. It will also be breezy with a wind from the north at 10-15 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Cold high pressure settles in Wednesday through Friday providing us with partly to mostly sunny days and mostly clear nights. Highs each day will be in the low 40s with overnight lows ranging from the low 20s in the colder suburbs to the upper 20s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
It remains chilly over the weekend as some reinforcing shots of cold air drop southward, possibly (30% chance) accompanied by some snow showers or flurries. We'll also have to watch to see if any coastal storminess develops, but that's a low probability at this point. Highs both days should be around 40 with overnight lows in the 20s. Confidence: Low-Medium
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