D.C. forecast: Mild this weekend, winter weather returns Monday

Today:Partly Cloudy and Mild Highs: near 50° Wind: Southeast 8-12 mph Tonight:Partly to Mostly Cloudy Lows: 32°-37° Wind: Southwest 8-12 mph Sunday:Mostly Cloudy, PM Showers Possible Highs: 50s Wind: West 8-12 mph

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After a very cold January, we welcome the month of February with warmer temperatures and filtered sunshine. High pressure will keep us dry today as the thermometer rises to near 50 degrees. Clouds will increase overnight and skies will turn mostly cloudy tomorrow as a cold front approaches.

Highs Sunday will be in the 50s, but temperatures will start to fall during the afternoon hours as cold air overspreads the region. An area of low pressure originating from the Gulf of Mexico will ride the stalled front bringing light rain by Sunday night before potentially changing over to snow. From Sunday night and into Monday, temperatures will be critical as to where the rain snow line may form. Bands of heavy rain or snow are likely, especially north and west of the District. Some of the ABC 7 News viewing area will likely be placed under a Winter Storm Watch or Winter Weather Advisory. Plan ahead for delays and cancellations Monday morning. Most of the messy weather should be gone by late afternoon.

Another area of low pressure will arrive late Tuesday and into Wednesday, although this time we will be on the warmer side of things, freezing rain is possible in the far reaching northern and western suburbs before changing to all rain. I’ll keep you updated all weekend as the forecast is tweaked.

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