D.C. Weather Forecast: Blizzard for the northeast, windy in D.C.
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Gusty and Cold
Lows: 20s | Wind: NW 10-20+ m.p.h.
Saturday: Becoming Mostly Sunny and Blustery
Highs: Upper 30s | Wind: NW 10-20 m.p.h.
Sunday: Mostly Sunny and Milder
Highs: Mid 40s | Wind: Light
WIND ADVISORY in effect from 5 pm until 6 am Saturday for Frederick and Carroll Counties and points west in MD and for Loudoun and Fauquier Counties and points west in VA including the Eastern WV Panhandle.
As the Blizzard of 2013 intensifies tonight off the NJ coastline, our winds will increase out of the northwest as atmospheric pressure starts to rise(while at the same time the pressure in and around the core of the blizzard dramatically falls). Within the developing flow of colder and unstable air tonight, our region will see a few scattered rain showers that may become snow showers or flurries later tonight. But clearly the winds will be the most notable effect of the blizzard on our region with wind chills dropping into the teens or lower overnight as winds gust to 35 or 40 mph.
Skies will be partly to mostly sunny tomorrow but it will still be very breezy and cold. By Sunday, the winds will diminish and temperatures will climb into the middle 40s by afternoon, under mostly sunny skies. While we enjoy the Sunday sunshine and moderating temperatures, folks north of us will be just beginning to dig out of the Blizzard of 2013.