02/09 DC/MD/VA Weather Outlook


The last in this string of mild days will be followed by a mild weekend into early next week. Thunderstorms and heavy rain overnight! Snow showers (Mountain snow too) possible tomorrow and MAYBE Friday in the north and mountains. Mid next week appears to be the time we take a real plunge to colder readings that may take us to March (maybe beyond). The 50/50 low will not be here Monday, so if precip falls, rain will be the result.

Summary:

Evidence has mounted and the 50/50 low ill not make a return Monday so we will see some rain showers that day if anything at all! Looks like we have some potential for snow showers tomorrow morning and MAYBE Friday. The snow showers tomorrow would come at the end of a good shot of rain tonight with possible Thunderstorms. This storm will plaster Northern New Englands Interior with 1 to 2 feet of snow and cause a very windy and cold day tomorrow. The weekend ends up milder as the threat of the New England system becoming a 50/50 low has pretty much disappeared on any model depiction.

Next week appears to set the stage for winters return as a split flow pattern sets up and cold air comes down from Canada. This cold may rival any cold we have had this year. One difference will be an active Southern Branch of the Jet stream that could link forces both at the start of the cold and later in the week.

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Forecast:

Today: SW: 60-70 SE: 60-70 N: 55-65

Still pleasant temps, but afternoon rain showers possible. Overnight heavy rain and possible Thunderstorms.

Thursday: SW: 40-50 SE: 40-50 N: 35-45

Breezy. Maybe a morning shower (or even snow shower North and Mountains)

Friday: SW: 45-55 SE: 45-55 N: 40-50

Milder again!

Saturday: SW: 50-60 SE: 50-60 N: 45-55

Nice!

Sunday: SW: 50-60 SE: 50-60 N: 45-55

Mild and slightly above normal Temperatures.

Monday: SW: 50-60 SE: 50-60 N: 45-55

MOTS! More of the same, but slight chance of a rain shower.

Tuesday: SW: 50-60 SE: 50-60 N: 45-55

MOTS! More of the same.

Long Term:

A turn to colder conditions could occur around Mid Week that may come with a wave of snow after it arrives and have another shot later in the week. I believe the next cold stretch will be it for the winter, as it will take us into March.

All for Now!