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Winds: Southwest to South 5-10 mph
A Few Clouds | Cold
Winds: Northwest 5-10 mph
Increasing Clouds | Nicer Day
Highs: Near 50
Winds: North to Northeast 5-10 mph
Good afternoon! We have a pretty nice weekend on tap with temperatures that will stay just above average for early February. Today we'll be dealing with rather persistent cloud cover, but we should still get enough sun to bump us into the mid and upper 40s across the region. I think we'll see more clearing later in the day. More importantly, there will be less wind than yesterday and that should make it feel nicer. Tonight, under mainly clear skies temperatures will drop into the 20s and low 30s again. Sunday will be warmer and clouds will build throughout the day. A strong storm system will come together off the coast of Georgia and move northward along the coast. It's too far out to sea to have any real impact for us other than some extra clouds that get thrown our way.
Monday and Tuesday get a bit more interesting. An upper level low pressure system will cross our area and likely develop another coastal storm system somewhere along the Mid-Atlantic Coastline. Where this system develops means a lot for our precipitation type, amount, and timing. Based on what we see right now, we are forecasting a scattered mix of rain and snow to develop late Monday and stick around through Tuesday. We could transition to all snow before ending late Tuesday.
At this time, the I-81 corridor looks most likely for measurable snow. Closer to the DC Metro, temperatures are going to stay warmer and for some of us that even means above freezing throughout the event. This of course means little to no accumulation for our warmest spots. Thanks to a few blasts of arctic air, breezy and noticeably colder weather will arrive on Wednesday and will become entrenched through the end of next week across the entire region.
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