Capital Weather Gang: Forecasts


Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 03/18/2013

PM Update: Raw and showery through morning, turning milder Tuesday

Afternoon temperatures were a good 20 degrees below normal today, and if that wasn't enough, drizzle overspread most of the area this afternoon. After we get through tonight, tomorrow brings brighter and warmer conditions.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:17 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 03/18/2013

D.C. area forecast: Wintry and wet today with snow to rain; then mostly cold, dry rest of week

We awaken to areas of snow and mixed precipitation, so allow extra time for the morning commute. Then the precipitation transitions to a cold rain. By Tuesday midday we dry out and the weather is mostly tranquil for the remainder of the week. But it’s unseasonably chilly with high temperatures mostly in the 40s Wednesday through Sunday.

By Jason Samenow  |  07:40 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/17/2013

D.C. area forecast: Colder today with more gray than green; wintry mix/snow possible tonight

It may look similar outside today as it did yesterday, but it’s a good deal colder once you get out there thanks to a chilly wind from the north. That northerly wind plays a big part in the forecast, combining with an approaching storm to threaten a wintry mix tonight into early Monday. A bit of accumulation is possible especially north and west of D.C., before changing to intermittent rain showers during the day tomorrow into early Tuesday.

By Brian Jackson  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/16/2013

D.C. area forecast: Murky March weather pattern next few days

If you like warm March sun and clear-cut weather forecasts, well you may not want to read any further. A generally unsettled pattern sets up shop for the next few days with plenty of clouds and occasional showers. Yet, much of the time rain may be light and spotty. Some snow or sleet might mix in Sunday night into Monday morning.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 03/15/2013

PM Update: Cloudy, chilly weekend lies ahead; best rain chances Saturday

The work week closed on a pleasant note with sunshine at times, lighter winds and temperatures from 55-60. Clouds streaming into the region presage an overcast weekend, with daytime temperatures stuck in the 40s and episodic rain. Of the two days - while neither is a gem - Sunday is better as it’s drier than not.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:07 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/15/2013

D.C. area forecast: Breezy but mild Friday before weekend of damp, cloudy and cool weather

We have a cloudy, cool, somewhat damp journey ahead of us. So enjoy today’s relatively simple, dry forecast of breezes and increasing clouds. Relatively warm high temperatures today may even near 60 in some spots, but we will chill down into the 40s in the coming days. Risks to my forecast include greater coverage of rain and clouds, so our temperatures could be cooler, and ground damper. We’ll watch it for you though!

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 03/14/2013

PM Update: Gone with the wind, in with milder weather Friday

I’m sure most of us will be glad to be relieved of weather’s version of the 40/40 club; that is: temperatures stuck in the 40s and winds gusting to 40 mph. A cold, crisp night awaits, but Friday brings milder air as winds relax. Rain worries hold off until the weekend.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:54 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/14/2013

D.C. area forecast: Wind tossed and sunny today, damp and dreary weekend ahead

The sun looks inviting today but do not be fooled, it is colder than you think and the wind chill is positively a negative. Hang in there, tomorrow is a fine spring day. If only it would last for the weekend. Showers will be an intermittent threat even if the totals don’t amount to much. Sorry Rock and Roll runners, prepare for light showers and 40s Saturday morning.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/13/2013

PM Update: Showers end by sunset, chilly and windy through Thursday

After lots of morning sunshine, the cold air mass overhead percolated enough to create abundant afternoon cloudiness. We also have seen some rain and snow showers across the area. Despite the clouds and showers, highs still rose to within a few degrees of 50, but temps will drop off nicely as the sun sets.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/13/2013

D.C. area forecast: Increasing clouds, some afternoon showers today; changeable thereafter

The march toward spring continues, but we won’t be spending much time basking in any warmth over the coming days. Overall, a fairly typical back and forth swing in temperatures is up ahead, but generally we’ll be spending more time below average (now in the mid-50s for highs and near or above freezing for lows) than above average. By late in the weekend a wintry type storm may threaten, but it’s got a big temperature battle to overcome.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/12/2013

D.C. area forecast: Showers end around midday; cooler weather comes back Wednesday

Showers cycling through replace our recent nice weather, and then cooler weather streams in by tonight and much of the rest of the week. Pesky breezes at times make it feel even colder unfortunately. No picture perfect weekend this time; instead, we deal with unsettled conditions especially late Saturday into St Patrick’s Day.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/11/2013

PM Update: Showers arrive tonight, last through Tuesday morning commute

Despite lots of clouds, we’ve been treated to another mild one. If we hit 60, it’s D.C.’s first three day stretch of such warm readings for highs since January. Rain is on the way, but we should stay dry for evening plans anyone might have. However, the heaviest of rain may try to hit during the morning commute, so you might want to plan on some travel trickery, at least here and there.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/11/2013

D.C. area forecast: Springlike start to week, winter rallies starting Wednesday

Don’t let the beautiful weekend fool you. March is a volatile month and it’s tough to put together more than a few nice days in a row. We start the week on a high note with 60+ highs, but after a rainy front passes by Tuesday morning, it’s chilly the remainder of the week. Highs struggle to surpass 50 starting Wednesday, with breezy conditions to boot.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/10/2013

D.C. area forecast: Springing forward with spring-like warmth, then a threat of Tuesday rain

Daylight saving starts today, and despite increasing clouds, we’ll have mild air to enjoy during that extra hour of afternoon sunlight both today and tomorrow. Next chance of rain comes Monday night into Tuesday with a cold front that sends temperatures steadily downward during the latter part of the week.

By Kathryn Prociv  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/09/2013

D.C. area forecast: A taste of spring the next few days

We’ve started the month of March with temperatures considerably below average, and this is on the heels of a colder than normal February. If you're like me, you’re probably looking for some warmer readings at this point. Well, this weekend will deliver on that angle. No really warm stuff, but with that strong March sun, it’s going to feel nice out there! Don’t forget to spring forward tonight.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 03/08/2013

PM Update: A delightful weekend ahead; New England gets buried in snow

Other than the wind, we didn’t have a bad day out there. A little chilled at times, though about what we should still be expecting at this time of March. Better yet, a nice early-spring weekend is ahead, with temperatures likely heading to near 60 by Sunday!

By Ian Livingston  |  04:45 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/08/2013

D.C. area forecast: Fine weekend awaits after today’s wind

It’s a blustery but an otherwise acceptable end to our week, and it gives way to slowly tapering breezes and rising temperatures this weekend. Southerly flow, as tends to happen ahead of cold fronts like the one approaching Sunday night into Monday, could promote temperatures into the 60s without much trouble. Showers may decide to come around after, but we could use the rain, right?

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 03/07/2013

PM Update: Cool and breezy to close out the work week; FOX-5 meteorologist put in “time-out”

Despite a cool breeze from the northwest, temperatures today still managed to overachieve, reaching around 50. Of course, 50 is now cooler than normal (our average high is 53). Seasonably chilly weather continues Friday, with another day similar to today.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:50 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/07/2013

D.C. area forecast: Breezy, chilly today but big warmup this weekend

The good news is that storm that shall remain nameless has departed and is leaving us in peace, mostly. Just a couple days of flying hats and bad hair as winds gust up to 30 mph. The better news is that spring will be busting out all over this weekend with some spots pushing the 60 degree mark by Sunday and Monday. The best news? An extra hour of evening sun starting Sunday

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 03/06/2013

PM Update: Noquester to move out; wind advisory tonight; chilly and breezy Thursday

What was advertised to be Washington, D.C.’s first legitimate snowstorm in more than two years, more closely resembled the others in between: piddling and meaningless for the most part. The so-called Snowquester storm exits late this evening, but leaves behind strong winds and a chance of a re-freeze overnight in colder locations. Thursday is blustery, but sunshine returns.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:39 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 03/06/2013

D.C. area forecast: Snowquester to strike with heavy snow; one of March’s biggest?

From 50 degrees yesterday, to our biggest snow storm in more than two years today, and back into the 50s this weekend. That’s March for ya. Snowquester is here and should pack a very heavy punch of wet snow in the north and west suburbs where some power outages are possible, and at least several inches from D.C. to the east.

By Dan Stillman  |  08:15 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 03/05/2013

PM Update: Biggest snowstorm in over 2 years closes in; winter storm warning for D.C.

It’s been a long time coming, but confidence is growing that significant accumulating snow will fall over much of the D.C. metro region between late tonight and Wednesday evening. This afternoon’s models consistently show large quantities of precipitaton pasting the metro region, and mostly in the form of snow (except near the Bay and in the southern Maryland). Precipitation may begin as rain or a mix this evening, but should transition to snow as the night wears. Snow, heavy at times, is likely Wednesday, although some rain and/or sleet is possible mainly east of the city.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:43 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/05/2013

D.C. area forecast: Heavy, wet snow likely tonight into Wednesday, significant accumulations

The Snowquester is coming with its fervent attempt to make a dent in our snow deficit. This is easily the biggest snow threat we’ve seen over the past two winters. The main precipitation starts tonight as a rain/snow mix in most areas transitioning to a heavy, wet snow from west to east early tomorrow. Snow ends Wednesday night with a gradual warming trend from Thurday into the weekend.

By Matt Rogers  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/04/2013

D.C. area forecast: A calm Monday, big winter storm possible Wednesday, weekend warm-up

On Wednesday, a major winter storm - named Snowquester - impacts the region with possible periods of heavy snow (mixed with rain perhaps in milder locations).

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/03/2013

D.C. area forecast: Chilly and breezy ahead of possible midweek winter storm

Today and tomorrow have that winter feel thanks to a blustery chill. Winds let up by Tuesday as we turn our attention to the Tuesday night into Wednesday night storm threat. Might we be looking at a winter wonderland with this one? Well, a good amount of precipitation looks increasingly likely. How much of it is wet versus white remains a major question, but it’s easily our best shot at significant snow in more than two years.

By Brian Jackson  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/02/2013

D.C. area forecast: Calm and chilly this weekend before potential midweek storm

Even though we’re into meteorological spring, this should be a rather wintry feeling weekend. Quite the difference from a year ago, which helps highlight the variability in the month’s weather. The next few days are worry free, which gives plenty of time to ponder what might be lurking beyond. Whether you’re excited about the midweek snow chance or tired of it all at this point, just remember the clock is soon to run out.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 03/01/2013

PM Update: Chilly, tranquil weather weekend ahead

Lots of cold air at high altitudes fusing with sunshine (invisible to us) generated a blanket of cloud cover today. Considerable cloud cover lingers into the weekend along with below average temperatures. At least it will be dry. The calm before next week’s possible storm?

By Jason Samenow  |  05:38 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/01/2013

D.C. area forecast: Wintry temperatures welcome meteorological spring

As an impressive outbreak of cold air heads toward the Gulf of Mexico, D.C. is set to experience (merely) brisk 40s this weekend. Even colder air aloft means morning sunshine should bubble-up increasing midday and afternoon clouds (a stray shower, too?). Overnight temperatures, combined with fairly persistent breezes, could still be biting at times as well. Oh yeah, welcome to meteorological spring! It may feel like winter for a bit longer, so bundle up!

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 02/28/2013

PM Update: Meteorological winter closes on brisk, gloomy note; Al Roker’s big break

Today was emblematic of winter in a sense with a few raindrops and even conversational snowflakes in colder locations which amounted to...nothing. Temperatures were close to normal. This seasonably chilly weather stays with us Friday, with highs stuck in the 40s.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:49 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/28/2013

D.C. area forecast: Frequent clouds, rare sprinkles today; cold and sun return for weekend

Today marks the quiet end of February which has been pretty unremarkable weather-wise. March enters more pussycat than lion. The only thing noteworthy for the weekend sadly is another surge of cold taking up residence. No putting the heavy coats away just yet.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/27/2013

PM Update: Mild air eases on Thursday with a shower possible

In our below average temperature regime of late, today was a nice respite from the chill as temperatures rose to highs in the mid-to-upper 50s. Sunshine that was plentiful early in the day has dwindled, and we’ll stick with mostly cloudy conditions tonight and probably through tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/27/2013

D.C. area forecast: Brief taste of spring today; trending cold into weekend

If you’re craving spring like I am, today is the day to get outside. It won’t be super-duper warm, and might be breezier than some would like, but partial sun and temperatures at least well into the 50s are as nice as we’ll see for a while. Tomorrow begins a cooling trend and by the weekend we’re back to highs in the 40s with a bit of a wind chill.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 02/26/2013

PM Update: A rainy PM commute; Wednesday is breezy, mild

A wind-swept, cold rain made for a nasty afternoon. The nasty afternoon transitions into an ugly evening but Wednesday’s outlook is the silver lining: at least partial sunshine returns and temperatures bounce back well into the 50s. It’s not a flawless forecast though, with breezy conditions and a small chance of an isolated shower.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:04 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/26/2013

D.C. area forecast: Raw and rainy this afternoon into tonight; briefly mild tomorrow, then colder

A major storm system that delivered a blizzard to the Southern Plains aims to bring big rains to our area later today and tonight, triggering a Flood Watch. Warmer weather arrives tonight and especially tomorrow, before another round of cold weather returns late this week into the weekend.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/25/2013

PM Update: Quiet before the storm; flood watch Tuesday afternoon and evening

Afternoon readings in the mid-40s to near 50 were pretty close to where they should be this time of year. Add in a good deal of sun throughout the day, as well as light winds, and it was pretty decent overall. Savor the calm while it lasts, we’ve got a rainy one ahead tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/25/2013

D.C. area forecast: Crisp start to chillier than normal week; rainy Tuesday; Wednesday’s warmest

By the end of the work week we’re into March, but the February portion of this week is actually milder. The warmest day of the week is Wednesday, the wettest Tuesday, and the sunniest may well be today. The coldest stretch is probably Friday to Sunday, when highs struggle to crest 40.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/24/2013

D.C. area forecast: Becoming sunnier and warmer before Tuesday storm

Much improved over yesterday’s cloudy drizzle-fest! A drier air mass moves in today with increasing sun. The down side is a gusty wind from the northwest that adds a chill despite warmer highs. Sunshine sticks around through Monday, but our next storm moves in early Tuesday and may start with a light wintry mix.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/23/2013

D.C. area forecast: Some rain around today, but blue skies return for Sunday

We’ve got at least a moderately unfriendly Saturday ahead weatherwise, but the good news is it won’t be a heavy rain washout. Plus, sunshine returns in abundance tomorrow and lasts into Monday. Since the pattern remains active, our break won’t last too long. If you’re like me and yearning for spring: in D.C., this is our last day with an average low of freezing or less (you’ve still got almost 3 weeks near Dulles).

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 02/22/2013

PM Update: Raw tonight, possibly icy in colder suburbs, rainy Saturday, sunny Sunday

All in all, the close to the work week was pretty miserable, with a mixed bag of very light precipitation, and temperatures near freezing. Any precipitation during the evening rush is spotty, but a little iciness cannot be ruled out in our colder suburbs. A period of steadier rain, possibly starting off as freezing rain in those colder locations, develops early Saturday. Sunday, we clear out and warm up.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:54 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/22/2013

D.C. area forecast: Cloudy with spotty mixed precipitation today; wet Saturday, nicer Sunday

Today, we start cloudy, but by late morning some very light precipitation could start overspreading the area. Patchy mixed precipitation is possible through the afternoon, but some areas see little. The weekend looks wet on Saturday, but sunshine returns by Sunday. An active pattern continues into next week.

By Kathryn Prociv  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:55 PM ET, 02/21/2013

PM Update: Staying cold, with clouds and possible wintry mix Friday

Despite sunny skies, our chilly stretch of weather continued today, with gusty winds and temperatures struggling to reach 40. Tonight into Friday, we lose the wind and sun, but keep the chill. Around mid-morning Friday, we tack on a bout of sleet and/or snow.

By Jason Samenow  |  09:55 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/21/2013

D.C. area forecast: Wintry cold today, perhaps a light wintry mix late tomorrow

Yet again we play the frozen precip tango. This dance gets underway late tomorrow and for northern suburbs it could whirl into the night. However, for the city and points south this is likely to be more like a brief tap dance. While slick spots are possible Friday, the system looks moisture-starved. The real precipitation arrives on Saturday, all or mostly rain, to wash the salt away.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 02/20/2013

PM Update: Chilly air in no hurry to depart

With our average high nearing 50 and our average low at freezing and soon to rise above, there’s no way around it being kind of cold out there compared to normal. No real sign that changes in any major way right away either. At least we’ve got plenty of sun to enjoy during the day! I’m soaking up that Vitamin D whenever I can.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:15 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/20/2013

D.C. area forecast: Today’s windy chill doesn’t get much better tomorrow

As we head deeper into February with March just around the corner, warmer weather can’t be too far behind. But for now through at least the end of the work week, winter cold is here to stay, made worse by today’s chilling winds that ease only slightly tomorrow. Besides a flurry or snow shower today, our next chance for precipitation waits for Friday into Saturday.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 02/19/2013

PM Update: Wind-whipped cold for Wednesday

Gloomy clouds, a brief bout of mixed precipitation and then rain held temperatures in the 40s today, despite winds from the south. Now a cold front is pressing through the region, which will dry us out but turn it even chillier for the day Wednesday with a strong dose of wind.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:37 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 02/19/2013

D.C. area forecast: Brief mix to rain today, blustery Wednesday; next storm by late Friday

In what has become an all too predictable routine this winter, we warm up just enough today to get rain (rather than snow - except for a possible brief mix at the onset) before we turn colder and drier. Below average temps dominate Wednesday to Thursday before a new storm approaches late Friday. There is a chance enough cold air holds for mixed precipitation Friday night before changing to rain which lingers into Saturday. Drier weather returns for Sunday.

By Matt Rogers  |  09:15 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/18/2013

D.C. area forecast: A chilly week but no big storms

For the most part, it’s cooler than average this week with highs generally around 45 or cooler. But it’s appearing increasingly likely another week will pass without meaningful snow. Both rounds of precipitation, Tuesday and Friday, probably produce small amounts with the liquid form favored over the solid. Snow lovers, the window for us to cash in is closing.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/17/2013

D.C. area forecast: Blustery Sunday with biting wind chill, then a calmer Presidents’ Day

Again this winter’s trend of cold or precipitation, but not together, rears its (ugly?) head this week. Today brings the cold and gusty winds, but not much more than a few flurries or snow showers. We warm up a bit just in time for our next round of precipitation, which may start briefly as a wintry mix early Tuesday but should end up mostly rain. Then we dry out by Wednesday as winter’s chill returns.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/16/2013

D.C. area forecast: A chilled holiday weekend with some snowflakes here and there

We’ve got snow in the forecast, but nothing like what we saw on Presidents’ Day weekend in 1979 or 2003. Yet, after a mild last few days, we’ll certainly be feeling the return to wintry conditions the next couple.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 02/15/2013

PM Update: Cold front to bring sharp drop in temps, but not much, if any, snow for weekend

Sunshine overachieved today, and so did temperatures, climbing up to near 60 degrees. A cold front zips through the region this evening with showers and falling temperatures. Yes, some areas north and west of town may see rain transition to snow before ending. The weekend is breezy and colder but likely without meaningful precipitation.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:06 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/15/2013

D.C. area forecast: Late-day showers transition to some snow tonight; wintry weekend

Today’s relatively benign, increasingly cloudy, and mild conditions could turn interesting late tonight as rain showers transition into snow showers—perhaps even a band or two of accumulating snow for some. Behind the cold front this afternoon’s temperatures do tumble and make for a more wintry weekend.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 02/14/2013

PM Update: Mild Friday ahead before evening cool down, round of precipitation

Valentine’s Day has proven to be pretty sweet with mostly sunny skies, light breezes, and highs near 50. There are no weather worries for lovers out on the town this evening and most of Friday looks fine too. However, by late in the afternoon, a little light rain could break out as our next weather system moves in.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:03 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/14/2013

D.C. area forecast: Lovely mild sunshine today, holiday weekend cooler; snow Friday night?

Today is not a bad day for an afternoon stroll with your valentine. Despite clouds tomorrow, little should fall from the skies, not even an asteroid zipping by. In fact, the only weekend precipitation comes Friday night in the form of rain and/or snow. Then a blast of wintry cold takes hold with below normal temps and wind chills in the 20s. But the cold doesn’t hold as our wimpy winter continues to the bitter end.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:40 PM ET, 02/13/2013

PM Update: Snow and rain exiting after light accumulation north and west

Snow and rain exits west to east now through around 11 p.m. Many places north and west of the District have received a light coating mainly on grass and elevated surfaces, with a small road accumulation in the far north and west suburbs. A few slick spots are possible in the morning but school delays are unlikely.

By Ian Livingston, Jason Samenow and Dan Stillman  |  09:40 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/13/2013

D.C. area forecast: Rain showers today may change to a little snow tonight

Hopes for snow lovers are down again, though not completely out, with no significant snowfall on the horizon. Meanwhile, I’ve got bad news for those who would like to hang on to the relatively mild temperatures - a cold front is poised to put an end to them in time for the holiday weekend. At least there’s no big storm to disrupt travel locally.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 02/12/2013

PM Update: Rain develops Wednesday, may change to snow late

Semi-springlike today, semi-winterlike tomorrow. After nearly touching 60, temperatures return closer to seasonal norms Wednesday. At the same time, low pressure approaches from the south, bringing rain, which may mix with and change to snow late in the day.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:11 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/12/2013

D.C. area forecast: Sunshine returns with wet weather Wednesday, maybe ending as snow

After yesterday’s rain showers, we only get a one day time-out with sunshine before another weather system affects us. As of now, temperatures look warm enough to keep the precipitation as rain tomorrow afternoon, but tomorrow evening into night could find some transition over to snow especially north and west of the city. Quiet weather closes the work week before a cold blast and slight chance of snow this weekend.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/11/2013

D.C. area forecast: Mild, showery start to week but it trends colder, small snow chances

The week begins on showery but mild note, before a series of cold fronts eventually send us back into the deep freeze. Low pressure riding along the second front on Wednesday could offer some pre-Valentine’s Day rain and/or snow or pass harmlessly south. The third front - of true Arctic origin - brings a stronger cold blast Saturday. Whether it produces a round of storminess is a big question mark.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/10/2013

D.C. area forecast: Monday morning rush looking wet; could midweek storm bring anything white?

Our weekend closes on a high note today as partial sun doesn’t have to compete with whipping winds. Things head back downhill late tonight as rain showers arrive and threaten a soggy Monday morning commute. By midweek we have another system moving our way. Could this one be more white than wet?

By Brian Jackson  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/09/2013

D.C. area forecast: Windy conditions behind New England blizzard; milder start to next week

We didn’t get anything from the blizzard compared to New York City and New England, but we are dealing with its effects still today. The main impacts will continue to be wind and colder temperatures. Those winds should subside heading into and through tonight, but cold reaches its peak as skies clear. Fear not! Warmer air arrives for Sunday and through at least early next week.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:20 PM ET, 02/08/2013

PM Update: Very windy tonight and a blustery Saturday as Northeast storm explodes

As the Northeast blizzard winds up overnight, it may throw back a few rain or snow showers. But the main effect of the potent storm will be driving winds, gusting over 40 mph at times through Saturday. Temperatures will be quite chilly too in the storm’s wake, holding in the 30s Saturday. Sunday’s more tranquil, with moderating temperatures.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:20 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 02/07/2013

PM Update: Winter weather advisory western areas Friday morning for wintry mix

A wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow develops late tonight from the beginnings of a massive winter storm. The slop of precipitation transitions to rain Friday. Accumulating frozen precipitation is likely limited to the morning hours well west and north of the beltway, where a winter weather advisory has been posted. Precipitation moves out Friday afternoon, as winds begin to rip.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:00 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/07/2013

D.C. area forecast: Clouds today, possible wintry mix tonight, rain Friday

We get to witness the birth of a major storm late tonight that will hammer eastern New England. We deal with more mild effects. I would not be surprised to see a period of mixed precipitation here tonight. Most areas should switch over to rain before sunrise. The weekend starts out windy and colder but warms up nicely by Sunday.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/06/2013

PM Update: Calm, quiet and mostly clear overnight; trending cloudy on Thursday

It was nice to see plentiful sun today, no? Compliment that with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40s, and a sometimes gusty wind was the only real negative (unless you’re looking for that elusive snow). We’ve got a calm night ahead, and that continues into tomorrow along with increased cloudiness.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/06/2013

D.C. area forecast: Nicest day of the work week today; late-week wintry mix?

It seems the seemingly endless supply of flurry or dusting-producing clippers has indeed come to an end. To mark the occasion, we get to enjoy one day of soul-warming sun today before clouds increase again tomorrow. Thursday night into Friday brings the threat of some mixed precipitation, and then the atmosphere calms down again for the weekend, when highs could flirt with 50 by Sunday.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 02/05/2013

PM Update: Quiet, sunny weather for Wednesday, finally...

After days and days of wild temperature fluctuations and flurry threats, Wednesday finally delivers some “normal” weather. We’ll have sunshine and seasonal temperatures.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:22 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/05/2013

D.C. area forecast: Trending milder as flurry-fest fades

Our flurry finale is tonight and it doesn’t look like much right now. Temperatures are trending warmer in the coming days as we take another winter break from recent colder conditions. We still need to watch a possible weather system on Friday, but otherwise, the weekend is looking seasonal to warmer-than-normal with dry weather and some sunshine.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 02/04/2013

PM Update: Some light snow around this evening into overnight; cloudy, not as cold Tuesday

It’s been another cold day around here, with highs topping out mainly in the mid-30s across the region. Skies that have been filled with lots of clouds temporarily showed a bit more clearing this afternoon, but clouds thicken back up as the next clipper pushes in during the evening. Snow? You probably know our “dusting to a bit more” story by now!

By Ian Livingston  |  05:10 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/04/2013

D.C. area forecast: Clipper mania continues with more bouts of snow showers

Snow has sprayed but failed to stay and lay since Friday. It’s the same deal for the start of this week until this flaky pattern breaks down, and it slowly trends milder during the second half of the week. By that time, any weather systems passing by produce rain showers not snow.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 02/03/2013

D.C. area forecast: So many snow chances, so little to show

In case you haven’t noticed, winter 2012-13 is the winter of the quick-hitter. So far, we’ve seen several of these fast-moving, minimal accumulation systems move through. Now we have three more shots in the next three days as a train of upper-level disturbances threatens to add fractional snow accumulations to this winter’s well-below-average total. By midweek snow chances are on their way out as highs try to break into the 40s.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:00 AM ET, 02/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 02/02/2013

D.C. area forecast: Mostly miniature snow threats line up one after another

Whether you’ve savored every chance of snow, or have been left longing for more than a small dose, we’re staring down a number of additional Alberta Clippers in the coming period. Our clipper pattern is also supportive of a generally cooler than normal regime, at least for the short term. Although our averages are slowly on the way up, we’re still not far from our climatological coldest time of the year, and you’ll certainly notice that today and in the time ahead.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:15 PM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 02/01/2013

PM Update: A wintry Groundhog Day and Super Sunday with snow flurries

For the next few days we’re locked into a wintry pattern, with colder than normal temperatures and possible bouts of snow showers and flurries. This snow will be mainly of the conversational variety, but a heavier band here or there could lay down a quick dusting and cause a few slick spots.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:33 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 02/01/2013

D.C. area forecast: Some early morning snow followed by a windy chill

Snowflakes this morning could snarl the commute and leave spots with a coating to an inch or so.

By A. Camden Walker and Ian Livingston  |  08:25 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 01/31/2013

PM Update: Snow showers possible for Friday AM commute, then a wind-chilled afternoon

After yesterday’s record challenging 70+ warmth, today’s temperatures rapidly reversed course, with this afternoon readings some 30 degrees cooler. Not to mention, blustery winds have gusted frequently over 30 mph. Up next: a period of light snow and flurries arrives leading up to and just in time for Friday morning’s commute.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:30 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/31/2013

D.C. area forecast: Winds pile drive colder air in today, setting stage for Friday flurries

Showers should be out of the picture for all but the early risers today. Strong winds do a great job of drying roads off but are a pain. Looking ahead, once again mother nature taunts snow lovers with two moisture-starved systems late tonight and Saturday night. They produce likely no more than sweepable rather than the shovelable amounts.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 01/30/2013

PM Update: Flash flood warning for D.C. area; heavy showers and gusty winds overnight

Torrential rains, capable of producing flash flooding are likely overnight. Numerous flooded roads have been reported in Loudoun and Frederick counties as well as multiple water rescues.

By Ian Livingston and Dan Stillman  |  10:40 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/30/2013

D.C. area forecast: Another day of spring fever before tonight’s stormy cold front

Folks, this is what we call weather whiplash. What else would you call freezing rain Monday morning, highs near 70 yesterday and likely today as well, a gusty cold front tonight with a chance of thunder, and back to windy 40s tomorrow? As we settle back into a more typical winter routine Thursday night into this weekend, we’ll be watching two chances for snowflakes, though neither looks like a big deal

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 01/29/2013

PM Update: Wacky Wednesday for winter - big warmth, then big storms?

Judging by the day’s weather and the forecast for tomorrow, you might think it was late April. But no, it’s late January. After temperatures raced up to near 70 today, we do it again Wednesday. The spring-like day may end with a bang though, with a round of gusty showers and possible thunderstorms after dark.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:41 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/29/2013

D.C. area forecast: Tumultuous temps - big midweek warming, then they crash

The thermometers around our area are working overtime this week with plenty of wild swings expected. In fact, every day of the work week should have different temperature ranges with 50s today, 60s tomorrow, 40s on Thursday, and cold 30s on Friday again. A big jump and then big drop in temperatures typically involves a big cold front, and one is scheduled for Wednesday night with heavy rain and even lightning/thunder before the cold air returns to end the week.

By Matt Rogers  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/28/2013

PM Update: A few showers possible into tonight, also a bit of fog

After morning iciness, the area has warmed to a range between near 40 and the mid-40s this afternoon. Not quite toasty, but enough to remove any of the earlier concerns. Warmer air will continue to push in ahead of a developing storm to the west. But, we’ll also be dealing with a fair amount of clouds as well. So, it may feel a little more springlike—at least for a time—yet we’ll still have a bit of that mid-winter gloom to deal with.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013

D.C. area forecast: Icy start to wildly volatile weather week

This week’s weather, plainly stated, is kind of nuts. We start with some possible iciness this morning. Then temperature spike, climbing into the 50s Tuesday and 60+ Wednesday. After a possible round of gusty showers or even thunderstorms to close Wednesday, temperatures crash and highs are back in the 30s by the coming weekend.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/26/2013

D.C. area forecast: Heading out of the deep freeze

This waning cold spell is already the lengthiest sub-freezing period since Feb 2007, and if we manage another day at or below freezing today, it becomes the longest streak since Jan 2004.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 01/25/2013

PM Update: Snow moves away, a cold, but calm weekend awaits

Do you think today’s snow “storm” was an underachiever or about what you expected? It’s pulling away, skies are already clearing to the west, signaling a much more tranquil weekend. It stays cold, but we should end our streak of sub-freezing days, currently (at 4 days) the longest since February 5-8, 2007.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:11 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013

D.C. area forecast: Light snow arriving this afternoon set to complicate PM commute

Light snow starting this afternoon and lasting into evening could make our commute home a bit annoying.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 01/24/2013

PM Update: Next up, Friday’s round of fluffy flakes, PM rush-style

After awakening to about one inch of snow, temperatures failed to surpass freezing for the third straight day...the longest such streak since January 22-24, 2011. We’ll make it four straight days tomorrow, and perhaps close the day with another inch of snow - just in time for the commute home.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:33 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/24/2013

D.C. area forecast: Flakes end early but still numbingly cold, next snow chance late Friday

While a few flakes in the air early may warm the hearts of snow lovers, wind chills bite with a vengeance. We are not likely to get above freezing until Saturday at the earliest, a stretch we haven’t suffered through since 2005. The snow event on late Friday looks light. The rest of the weekend is nicely sunny but still unrelentingly cold.

By David Streit and Jason Samenow  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 01/23/2013

PM Update: Winter weather advisory tonight into Thursday AM, light accumulation possible

Coming off our coldest morning in almost four years, today’s high at or around 27 degrees in D.C. is as cold as, or colder, than we’ve seen in the last two winters. While the “deep freeze” presses on, a small clipper system is set to produce some light snow across the area tonight into early tomorrow. No big accumulation expected, but with temperatures as chilly as they are, anything that falls shouldn’t have trouble sticking.

By Ian Livingston and Dan Stillman  |  10:30 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013

D.C. area forecast: Biting cold sticks around with a little snow possible tonight and Friday

Whatever you did yesterday to battle the cold, you’ll want to do it again today. We’ll see a bit less wind today, but wind chills are still stuck in the brutal teens. Temperatures warm only slightly tomorrow and Friday. And to make things even more wintry we’ve got two opportunities for snow - tonight and Friday. Neither looks terribly impressive, but light accumulations are possible.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 01/22/2013

PM Update: Coldest night in about four years ahead, more subfreezing weather Wednesday

The last time Washington, D.C. experienced low temperature below 15 degrees was March 3, 2009 (low of 14). Tonight, the mercury may plunge to levels a degree or two colder than that. Wind chills may flirt with zero, or a few degrees below. The thermal recovery Wednesday is modest, with afternoon temperatures stuck in the 20s.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:40 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/22/2013

D.C. area forecast: Winter works overtime with cold blast and Friday snow chance

Well. Apparently winter is trying to seriously make up for lost time this week by hitting us hard with a strong Arctic air mass, whipping up the wind chills to a most unpleasant level, pushing overnight temperatures to levels not seen in at least two years, and even queuing up a possible winter weather maker for Friday.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 01/21/2013

PM Update: Coldest air in over two years blasting into region; single digit wind chills Tuesday

It turned out to be a relatively mild Inauguration Day, with mid-40s in the District to around 50 degrees just south of town. It will be at least a week until it is this warm again as arctic air is on the brink of spilling into the area. Highs hold in the 20s Tuesday and wind chills will be in the single digits and teens!

By Jason Samenow  |  04:42 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/21/2013

D.C. area forecast: Chilly inauguration weather, late flurries, then bitter cold midweek

The Arctic invasion began last night, but the chill in the air on this Inauguration Day is nothing compared to what’s coming. A second, more bitter blast of cold air arrives tonight that holds temperatures below freezing until late in the work week. This is the coldest air in more than two years. The cold air may partially retreat Friday just in time for the next storm system.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/20/2013

D.C. area forecast: Cold inauguration weather with chance of snow showers, then turning truly frigid

After a couple lovely days of bright sun and yesterday’s welcome warmup into the mid-50s, today’s cold front is the first step toward this week’s dramatic cool down. It’s a gradual process, so Inauguration Day shapes up as seasonably cold with a chance of snow showers or flurries, before the real cold strikes Tuesday and Wednesday. Get ready for gusty winds and wind chills near zero.

By Kathryn Prociv  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/19/2013

D.C. area forecast: Inauguration weather turns colder after a moderately mild weekend

Pre-inauguration festivities should mostly go off without any weather worries this weekend, as we are greeted with plenty of sun and temperatures close to — and warmer than — what we’d usually expect at this point in January. Colder air begins to bleed back into the region with the first frontal passage on Sunday, and that sets the stage for a cold but not frigid Inauguration Day. It’s just the start though as Arctic air invades for our return to work.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 01/18/2013

PM Update: Modest weekend warm-up before Inauguration cold blast

The sun was a sight for sore eyes today, but the chill was a bit of shock. Temperatures held in the 30s with a blustery wind from the northwest. Winds ease some and the mercury rebounds some Saturday. Then a big cold front sweep through Sunday, with moderate temps but a ramp up in wind speeds.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:13 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/18/2013

D.C. area forecast: Temperatures on a small roller coaster, before plummeting next week

Breezes and windy conditions over the coming days may demand keeping scarves and gloves handy at times. Next week, find hand warmers (not just gloves) if participating in Inaugural festivities. What about in between, for this weekend? Breezes interfere with otherwise mild 40s—even some 50s—yet we should have decent chances of sunshine to help negate any wind-chill factor.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 01/17/2013

PM Update: Light mixed precipitation to fade away, very chilly Friday

The chance of meaningful precipitation in the immediate Washington, D.C. metro region is pretty much over as dry air has fought off the storm passing by to our south. Yes, some patchy light mixed precipitation is possible this evening (rain, sleet and/or snow), but with temperatures above freezing, few problems are expected. Colder air filters in overnight, with a wintry chill to close out the work week Friday.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:19 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/17/2013

D.C. area forecast: Significant snow likely to stay south of city today, Inauguration chilly

CAPITAL WEATHER GANG | The farther south you are, the better your chances of seeing heavier snow.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/16/2013

PM Update: Clouds and sprinkles overnight, with snow around on Thursday

Clouds, clouds, clouds… forever? Seems that way. They’re definitely not going anywhere over the next day or so. The good news is the light off-and-on sprinkle or light rain regime we’ve seen during the day is trying to push east, though it might not be the speediest process east and south. Tomorrow’s snow threat? It’s complicated.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/16/2013

D.C. area forecast: Snow chances increasing for Thursday; Inauguration Day chill awaits

Suddenly, this week’s weather has gotten interesting. Not so much today, which is mostly a repeat of yesterday’s damp and dreary chill. But tomorrow could be a different story. Models have been trending north with a storm that was originally poised to bypass us to the south, raising the possibility of some wet snow Thursday into Thursday evening. Things quiet down Friday into the weekend, with a cold shot arriving just in time for Inauguration Day.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 01/15/2013

PM Update: A chilly rain through midday Wednesday, some ice at high elevations

Tired of the gray skies and damp conditions? Hold out another 24 hours and then the weather gradually improves. In the meantime, we deal with a healthy amount of rainfall, with maybe a bit of iciness at high elevations well to our west.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:47 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013

D.C. area forecast: Rain and clouds continue to conquer; clearing by late tomorrow

Our relentless dreary, dense, overcast overhang dominates today and much of tomorrow, with frequent rain shower chances too. Areas to the far north and west suburbs may contend with some mixed precipitation issues, especially tonight, but no major concerns are expected. Clearing should come late tomorrow afternoon with reasonable weather (for January) by Thursday and Friday.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 01/14/2013

PM Update: Clouds reign, with rain showers likely through Tuesday

Another cloudy day under our belts -- seems like the main story of winter so far. Temperatures that peaked near 60 earlier today have fallen back through the 50s and into the 40s across the area as cooler air filters in from the north and northwest. While the first of a number of potential batches of rain largely missed to the south today, you should get your fill in the coming period.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:25 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/14/2013

D.C. area forecast: Showery start to week as it trends colder

If the lack of sunshine and springlike warmth this past weekend was a disappointment, I don’t have much good news to offer about the weather this week. It starts off damp and gray and when sunshine finally returns Wednesday or Thursday, temperatures have cooled to mid-winter norms. The pattern turns mostly dry after Wednesday - although we need to watch a storm system to our south Friday.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/13/2013

D.C. area forecast: April-like warmth today despite stubborn fog; tricky forecast through midweek

The atmosphere is having a major identity crisis. We are entering what is, on average, the coldest week of the year, yet highs today should reach at least near 60, even with fog and clouds. A weak cold front moves in tonight and then may linger close to our south. The result is a cooler Monday and much cooler midweek with some showers and mixed precipitation possible.

By Kathryn Prociv  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/12/2013

D.C. area forecast: Fog to yield to springlike warmth, eventually...

Today’s fog may well put up quite a fight, stalling the sun’s emergence. When the fog finally burns off, temperatures spike but that may require some patience. Sunday’s the warmer of the two weekend days with 70 degrees not out of the question in our southern suburbs. We cool down Monday with likely rain showers

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 01/11/2013

PM Update: Dense fog into Saturday, then warmth springs free

It was a raw, cold day, with maximum temperatures only managing the mid-40s. A blanket of fog moves in overnight. Once it finally burns off Saturday, unseasonably warm air bursts onto the scene through Sunday.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:05 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/11/2013

D.C. area forecast: Chance of showers today before a warm weekend

We’ve got a murky and San Francisco-like day ahead with showers likely during the afternoon and evening. Those clouds aren’t in a hurry to leave over coming days either, but warmth will build through the weekend. All that juicier air fueling the warmth won’t allow for temps to fall far at night, though it will help promote that cloudier feel. If I could highlight the best potential day, it’s Sunday. Get outdoors if you can!

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 01/10/2013

PM Update: Some Friday showers precede big weekend warm-up

A solid dose of sunshine and a verifiable lack of arctic air elevated today’s temperatures into the mid-50s. Tomorrow, a warm front moving through drapes clouds over the region holding temperatures back a bit. And it brings a chance of rain showers. But the payoff this weekend will be sweet.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:53 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/09/2013

PM Update: Clouds decrease tonight, and a decent Thursday is ahead

This was a tricky forecast day, with much warmer temperatures largely ending up confined just to our south. Abundant clouds, and even some light showers, impacted large part of the area. This helped keep temperatures in check. Even though it was cooler than forecast, readings in the mid-40s to the low 50s are still a good bit above average.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/09/2013

D.C. area forecast: Temperatures up, heating costs down through the weekend

It’s hard to say we are “due” this warm-up given the winter hasn’t been particularly cold to begin with. That said, it’s been plenty cold enough for sweaters and heavy jackets, so I’m still inclined to view highs in the 50s and 60s over the next several days as a welcome reprieve from the season’s more typical chill.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 01/08/2013

PM Update: Wednesday warmth after a quiet overnight

Today’s highs mainly in the near 50 to low 50 range are running about 10 degrees warmer than normal this time of year. And, there’s more warmth where that came from. A south and southwest breeze along with a few passing clouds are really all we’ve got to pay attention to over the next day.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:50 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/08/2013

D.C. area forecast: Nice weather continues during winter hiatus; even warmer this weekend

For those of you who were tiring of our near normal cold temperatures over the past two weeks, this forecast is definitely for you. A warmer flow pattern is setting up that should build to an impressive crescendo this weekend as highs reach up well into the 60s. Outside of showers on Friday and again maybe Sunday, the pattern is mostly a dry one too.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 01/07/2013

PM Update: Mainly clear and staying mild

Clouds that persisted through last night, and into this morning, caused at least some minor forecast headaches resulting in temperatures a little higher than initially expected today. Still, we ended up a touch cooler than yesterday with highs mainly in the mid-and-upper 40s. More in the way of milder air is ahead tomorrow, and that’s the general story to come.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:05 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/07/2013

D.C. area forecast: Don’t let a cooler Monday fool you, much warmer air is coming

Temperatures head back down today compared to yesterday, but the overall story for the week is a mild one. With normal daytime readings nearing their lowest point for the year, it looks like we’ll be putting up some big positive departures in coming days. Besides a few potential showers late week, which are likely to be light if they happen, there’s not much of wintry note on the immediate horizon.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/06/2013

D.C. area forecast: A couple typical winter days, then a nice warming trend heading into midweek

Besides maybe a flurry or sprinkle early this morning and/or tonight, it’s not looking good for precipitation chances through Wednesday. If it’s not going to snow, we might as well get rid of the cold. Indeed, that’s exactly what we’ll do, as a significant warming trend is in the forecast for our midweek.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/05/2013

D.C. area forecast: Snow or rain showers possible overnight, but mainly worry-free days ahead

Though sunset has now reached the 5 p.m. or later slot for the first time since early November, we’re still sliding into our lowest average temperature period over the next week or two. So, if you’re not enjoying the “cold,” there’s not much room to complain as we’ve experienced pretty close to what we should be seeing this time of year. The next several days are mainly precipitation free, but first we have a possible really light snow and rain risk tonight.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 01/04/2013

PM Update: A chilly weekend; slight chance early Sunday light snow or rain

We had enough sunshine today for temperatures to reach seasonable levels in the low-to-mid 40s. We also saw sunset wait until 5 p.m. for the first time since November 8 (days are growing longer). The weekend is a chilly one and a little disturbance swinging by late Saturday night into Sunday morning might produce a little light rain or snow.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:21 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/04/2013

D.C. area forecast: More sun than not today and into the weekend

The word boring comes to mind, but so does worry-free. Weather this tranquil deserves some credit, especially if it attempts to throw our way more sunshine than cloud cover through much of the period. Despite potential Sunday clouds, we should break back into more sun by Monday. If it were colder, I would think we lived in the tundra!

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 01/03/2013

PM Update: Continued cold and quiet

Today was D.C.’s coldest since February 12 last year and first day with highs only in the 30s this winter. We have cold 20s tonight but should bounce back to 40 or so Friday. These temperatures are ever so slightly below average.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:44 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/03/2013

D.C. area forecast: Seasonable winter chill and sunny skies today last through weekend

Wintertime temperatures are in place for the next 5 days for a change. However, the sunshine is in full control, so snow lovers will have to make plans for their favorite ski resort. The dry weather should aid all those weekend errands and make for a good evening for the big Redskins game on Sunday.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/02/2013

PM Update: Remaining seasonably chilly through Thursday

We’re now into the period with the coldest average high temperatures of the year, so it’s maybe no surprise that today was one of the chilliest we’ve seen this winter. Highs mainly in the mid-to-upper 30s are running a few degrees below normal, but given the sunshine and mostly light winds, it could be worse! If you were a fan of today there’s good news: we do it again tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013

D.C. area forecast: Mother Nature not sharing Washington’s flair for the dramatic

While lawmakers have started the new year with a flurry of fiscal cliff activity, it seems Mother Nature is interested in no such drama. In fact, our weather through the weekend is about as quiet as can be. A little chilly to start, yes. But no serious deep freeze and no significant storms, either.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/01/2013

D.C. area forecast: New Year, same old cold and clouds; no significant snow in sight

2013 begins as 2012 ended with clouds, cold temperatures, and also a slight risk of a light rain or snow shower. The balance of the week is a little better with dry weather, but still expect mainly seasonal to colder-than-normal temperatures. The weekend also looks dry with maybe a bit warmer weather on Saturday, but then colder and breezier again on Sunday.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/31/2012

PM Update: Cool, cloudy conditions ring in New Year; Rain or snow showers possible Tuesday

Other than some early-morning breaks, which helped to produce a beautiful sunrise, we’ve been largely locked into cloudy skies on this New Year’s Eve in the D.C. area. Highs largely in the upper 30s to lower 40s are more or less seasonable, if a little cool. Those clouds aren’t in a hurry to go anywhere over the next day. But, on the bright side, we’ll make it through tonight’s celebration without needing umbrellas or snow gear.

By Ian Livingston  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012

D.C. area forecast: A mostly dry, chilly week to start 2013; no New Year’s Eve weather concerns

We close Washington, D.C.’s warmest year on record (2012) with temperatures close to average but open 2013 with slightly cooler than normal temps through its first weekend. We may see some spotty rain/snow showers New Year’s Day, but nothing of consequence. Then, despite highs in the 30s starting Wednesday, moisture is in short supply, shutting down snow chances.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/30/2012

D.C. area forecast: Cold, gusty winds today with a few chances for flakes this week

On the plus side today, there’s plenty of sun. On the down side, we get a good bit of wind and not a lot of warmth to go with it. Temperatures this week look to stay on the cool side, with a couple chances for some mainly conversational snowflakes New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. We’re watching a more significant storm for later in the week, though it may miss to the south.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/29/2012

D.C. area forecast: Today’s wintry weather more a nuisance than a big mess

If you like snow, it seems like every storm in recent memory has been a nail biter. We’re battling the rain-snow line with this one, as usual.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 12/28/2012

PM Update: Light snow or mix Saturday morning into the afternoon then blustery

Temperatures today have been more or less seasonable, with highs mostly in the low 40s. The chilly air mass sets the stage for a period of snow and mixed precipitation Saturday. The wintry mix moves out Saturday afternoon and evening with cold air in its wake to close out the weekend.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:37 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012

D.C. area forecast: Calm Friday; Light snow, mix and rain likely on Saturday

We have a chilly but relatively seasonably cold period of temperatures ahead. And yes, some snow is possible for our winter weather lovers. Luckily, it’s not looking too disruptive or treacherous for traveling, but some slick spots particularly north and west of the city seem to be on the table. After that, we do get some sunshine to accompany our cold air mass. Is that some solace?

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 12/27/2012

PM Update: Winds settle down, remaining chilly

Our wind-chilled day notwithstanding, temperatures today still averaged on the warm side of normal. Amazingly, only two days this December have had below average temperatures. Friday may be one of the rare cooler than normal days this month, but diminishing winds will take an edge off the chill.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:59 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/27/2012

D.C. area forecast: Walloping winds will dry area off, more wintry weather headed our way Saturday

Anybody feel like they are in a car wash? First we were deluged with a sloshing of white stuff, now comes the big blow dry. Winds gusting to 45 mph require a bit of caution. Next, we turn our attention to potential wintry weather on Saturday and this one looks a little more snow prone but a switch to a rain mix could hold down accumulations. In any event, it should all be gone by Sunday night in time for the big Redskins game.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 12/26/2012

PM Update: Rain, wintry mix ending, howling winds return Thursday with sun; Saturday snow?

Today’s rainy, “sleezy” (mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain) storm is moving out, leaving multi-colored skies in its wake. Clearing will be slow and some patchy shower activity remains possible overnight. Some icy spots are possible north and west of the beltway. On Thursday, we clear out, but it’s very windy, with gusts to 50 mph possible.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:18 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 12/26/2012

D.C. area forecast: Wintry mix to heavy rain today, then windy tomorrow; Saturday snow?

Quite an active weather pattern we find ourselves in. The first storm moves through today with a wintry mix changing to rain, heavy at times this afternoon into evening. Tomorrow brings a gusty, blustery day. And then we repeat the pattern with a storm threatening some snow or mixed precipitation Saturday, followed by a windy Sunday.

By Dan Stillman  |  04:45 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/25/2012

D.C. area forecast: Dry today, but next storm arrives tomorrow; snow chance this weekend

Christmas Day offers some atmospheric peace on our part of the earth with drier weather. But we start seeing signs of the next big weathermaker by tonight as clouds roll back into the picture. Tomorrow brings mostly rain, but look out for mixed precipitation in especially the far western to northwestern suburbs mainly in the morning. Slow clearing on Thursday and another break on Friday precede a potential weekend winter storm that has a better chance to deliver snow to the area

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 12/24/2012

PM Update: Mix of precipitation moves out; slow clearing for Christmas

Many parts of our far northern and western suburbs will enjoy a White Christmas thanks to the 1-2 inches of snow that fell today. Elsewhere, it was mostly just a sloppy mix that amounted to bare ground. The precipitation winds down this evening, to be followed by cloudy, foggy conditions into Christmas Day. Christmas afternoon promises partial sunshine before the next storm approaches with more mixed precipitation concerns.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:41 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012

D.C. area forecast: Afternoon/evening wet snow or mix; calm Christmas, then stormy

Christmas week brings with it the most active winter weather of the season with three opportunities for precipitation of various types. We begin with the chance of snow or a rain/snow mix for the second half of today. A stronger storm brings mostly rain Wednesday (Boxing Day), but precipitation could start off as some sort of frozen mix west of town. Then, on Saturday, a third system may bring rain, snow or a mix.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/23/2012

D.C. area forecast: Calmer and not as cold today; multiple storms to watch

CAPITAL WEATHER GANG | The precipitation in coming days will likely be more wet than white.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/22/2012

D.C. area forecast: Wind advisory today, then nicer; Christmas Eve system?

CAPITAL WEATHER GANG | Strong wind gusts could down trees and cause power outages today.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 12/21/2012

PM Update: Winter blows in right on time; flurries this evening, very windy Saturday

Through today, all but two days this month have been warmer than normal. But once it officially became winter early this morning, temperatures dropped as if mother nature hit a switch. Strong winds and even a few snowflakes have accompanied the chill. Blustery weather continues Saturday, before winds relent Sunday.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:05 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012

D.C. area forecast: Coldest-feeling, windiest weather we’ve seen this season

Hunker down but grab the gloves and scarf if you must venture out this weekend. Winter is going to make itself known over the coming days. There is even a chance of a few flakes for Christmas? While we watch the weather for next week, please stay safe and use caution in those winds (especially if driving) throughout the near-term.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 12/20/2012

PM Update: Heavy showers tonight, becoming windy; blustery Friday

After a relatively tranquil and mild stretch of weather, it becomes volatile tonight and eventually wintry. A powerful cold front drives through the region bringing a period of heavy showers and gusty winds. On Friday, conditions remain windy and unsettled with variably cloudy skies and a chance of rain showers that could mix with snow.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:33 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/19/2012

PM Update: Another mild day in the books; seasonable with shower chance late Thursday

This December, a day filled with lots of clouds isn’t too noteworthy as it seems to be the norm. Still, as we sit in the darkest time of year, those clouds aren’t doing us any favors. Folks to the southwest of D.C. have been a bit luckier with clearer skies. Either way, sky cover didn’t do anything to keep us from having another warm one for this time of year, though gusty breezes might have tricked you into thinking highs clustered near the mid-50s were cooler.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/19/2012

D.C. area forecast: Still mild, but with cold and windy weather closing in

December in D.C. is running just over seven degrees above normal so far, and today’s highs well into the 50s will only increase that number. While we don’t see a deep freeze in the immediate future, temperatures do slip a little tomorrow, and then a showery cold front late Thursday sends them down to seasonal levels Friday through the weekend. Gusty winds accompany the temperature drop as well.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 12/18/2012

PM Update: A sunny, mild Wednesday in a mild month

Behind a so-called cold front, temperatures surged into the low 60s today, more than 15 degrees above normal in most spots. Clearing skies tonight allow it to cool off quite a bit, but with abundant sunshine tomorrow and a notable lack of cold air in the eastern U.S., we bounce right back well into the 50s.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:11 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012

D.C. area forecast: Mild with decreasing clouds, breezy; colder by Friday and weekend

Our warm-dominated December continues through Thursday with temperatures managing to reach the 50s when we should be seeing only 40s. Low temperatures are also running to the warm side, but all of this is forecast to change by Friday as a more vigorous cold front returns area conditions back to seasonally cold levels.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 12/17/2012

PM Update: Dense fog tonight, possible showers; partial clearing, breezy on Tuesday

It’s been a murky day with an abundance of clouds and fog. Northeast Maryland remains pretty socked in and fog may re-develop elsewhere before the front comes in and mixes the air up late tonight. Today’s highs near 50 and into the low 50s remain warmer than normal for this time of year, a trend set to continue for at least a while longer. 

By Ian Livingston  |  05:26 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012

D.C. area forecast: Shower chance late today, remaining mild until late week

A warmer than average pattern persists this week until a big cold front blasts through the region Thursday into Friday. Then, a seasonably chilly weekend. We see two rounds of showers this week: late today and again late Thursday with that big cold front.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/16/2012

D.C. area forecast: Plenty of clouds with occasional shower chances next few days, but no big chill

A couple different low-pressure systems keep rain chances in the forecast into Tuesday. There is some optimism for today, though, as any showers are likely to be on the light side and may pass quickly. Our best chance for more significant rain comes later tomorrow and tomorrow night.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/15/2012

D.C. area forecast: Clouds begin return today, shower chances not far behind

Compared to the rest of December so far, the last two days were a real treat with barely a cloud to be seen. If you’re seeking more sun, it may be on short supply. With some luck, we’ll get some breaks and thinner clouds will let that light shine through at times today, but that’s the best we do in the next few. A couple shots at rain are up ahead as well, just don’t plan on any major relief for long-term deficits in the region.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 12/14/2012

PM Update: Split weekend - dry, Saturday; showery Sunday

Today’s news from Connecticut cast a dark shadow on a brilliant, sunny day. Highs were several degrees above normal into the low 50s. We may have a few more clouds Saturday, but it’s dry and warmer than average for another day. On Sunday, it stays mild but showers are possible, especially into the afternoon.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:47 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012

D.C. area forecast: Limited-time offer on sunshine, expiring again soon

Grab the sunshine while you can! It may not last past Saturday (morning?), so get outside. Even with impending clouds and showers into Sunday and early next week, we don’t have much to worry about considering what December can bring. Mainly a somewhat bright couple days turning into that drab December we have gotten familiar with this year. But don’t get me wrong, we need the rain. Luckily, heavier showers may come our way soon.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 12/13/2012

PM Update: A clear, cold night precedes a sunny, seasonable Friday

Standing in the shade today, it felt like winter. Standing in the sun, it felt like late fall. Tonight’s there’s no escaping the chill, but tomorrow there’s more than enough sun to go around if you step away from the shadows. Temperatures will be even slightly milder than today’s highs near 50.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:40 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012

D.C. area forecast: In the clear until clouds/showers return Saturday night for extended stay

Search out those shades, as the sun is back through Saturday and not very high in the sky as solstice approaches in barely a week. Temperatures are reliably in the 50s through the weekend. Clouds and showers move back in by Sunday and linger through much of the next week like in-laws at the holidays!

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 12/12/2012

PM Update: Standard December weather, with more sun on Thursday

We can’t seem to buy a truly sunny day around here, and today was just another example of that. Afternoon temperatures mainly in the mid-and-upper 40s are pretty close to normal, if perhaps a touch cool in spots. Winds, while not a major issue, have helped temperatures feel about 5-10 degrees colder throughout the day. With some luck, we’ll get some real sunshine tomorrow!

By Ian Livingston  |  04:50 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/12/2012

D.C. area forecast: Cool and dry next few days before weekend shower threat

To be honest, I thought Mother Nature would come up with something more memorable for 12/12/12 than a near-average winter day. The only real mystery today is exactly how much sun we see, whereas tomorrow we’re more sure to see plenty of it. Temperatures warm a bit Friday and Saturday before our next chance of showers arrives.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 12/11/2012

PM Update: Partly cloudy and seasonable into Wednesday

Today’s sunshine, while only partial, was a welcome change from almost two straight days of fog. And the drop in temperature was relatively gentle. We have more partly cloudy and tranquil weather as we reach the mid-point of our work week.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:11 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/11/2012

D.C. area forecast: Cooler and drier weather for balance of work week; showers Sunday

Finally a break from the dreary, dank darkness of the past few days. We dry out, but we cool down closer to normal for the time of year. A weather system to the southeast Wednesday may throw back some clouds but otherwise we see a mainly clear, cool period into Saturday. A rainy weather system takes aim for our area by early Sunday.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 12/10/2012

PM Update: Cold front brings showers and gusty winds tonight; cooler but seasonable tomorrow

Though it’s been anything but a sunny day around here, showers have largely been stuck to the northwest of the immediate D.C. area. A cold front approaching the region will finally start to push showers across the whole region as we head into evening. By the time they end late tonight, cooler air will be taking up residence.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:45 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012

D.C. area forecast: Warm surge today before typical December chill most of week

The week begins unseasonably mild - maybe record challenging, but showers late could play spoiler. Then, a cooler, quieter weather pattern settles in for the remainder of the work week. The next chance of rain waits for the weekend, probably late Saturday into Sunday.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/09/2012

D.C. area forecast: Cool, damp and gloomy today; warm tomorrow, with thunder late?

The word of the day is “gloomy.” With showers around and maybe some fog, too, temperatures go nowhere fast. But that changes as a warm front moving through tonight sends tomorrow’s highs well above average. The warmth is short-lived, however, as a good chance of Monday evening showers and possibly some thunder usher in cooler air more akin to the season.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/08/2012

D.C. area forecast: Warmer today, cooler and showery Sunday

Average highs are now in the 40s, and we stay in that range until the last week of February. Today’s probably considerably warmer than that, but our temperature roller coaster brings us back nearer normal tomorrow before another jump up on Monday. After that? Cooler again. Still, no really cold air in sight. Perhaps the most annoying part of the forecast ahead is the abundant cloud cover. At this time of year, we can really use all the light we can get!

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 12/07/2012

PM Update: Mild Saturday, chilly, damp Sunday, clouds throughout

After some spotty morning showers, we dried out this afternoon but clouds hung around. The cloud cover capped temperatures around 50. We get a warmer push Saturday, and maybe a touch of sunshine, but by Sunday a cool, damp scenario sets up.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:13 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012

D.C. area forecast: Cool but seasonable today, and not much sunshine ahead

“Not very pretty at all” is how we might summarize the coming days. At least temperatures at or above average help negate the dreariness, arguably. Tomorrow should be our warmest day of the weekend, so try to enjoy that mild aspect! Does anyone have vitamin D they can spare, to ward off the Seasonal Affective Disorder? Tuesday may be our next day of dominant sunshine, ugh!

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 12/06/2012

PM Update: Clouds increase, temperatures edge upwards

For the first time this month, temperatures were below average today, with highs only reaching the low-to-mid 40s. Winds from the southerly direction slowly bring in some milder air Friday, but incoming clouds put a cap highs around 50 degrees. We can’t entirely rule out some sprinkles or patchy light rain.

By Jason Samenow  |  06:15 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

D.C. area forecast: A ton of sun today, but warmth waits for weekend with clouds, spotty showers

The return to a colder than normal day today should be short-lived as seasonable readings return tomorrow and then another spate of warmth through the weekend. However, there is a catch this time; lots of clouds and some spotty light showers. Not bad for the shoppers in the crowd but any outdoor light hangers should check the radar first.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/05/2012

PM Update: After another mild day, cooler tonight and Thursday

Much of the area set high temperatures overnight before cooling a bit around sunrise, then slowly climbing again throughout today. Afternoon readings in the 50s to near 60 are still above normal, though not quite as much as our really warm days of late! You’ll certainly notice the cooler air filtering in as we get into the evening, and we’ve got a colder than normal day tomorrow, but that doesn’t look to last long as warmer air is already on the horizon.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012

D.C. area forecast: Breezy today and cooling down briefly, but no real cold air in sight

After two days of highs near 70 to the low 70s, we’re a bit cooler today, but still plenty warm enough that we don’t need to worry about one of those infamous December 5th snows. We’ll cool off to near average tomorrow and Friday, before warmer air makes a major comeback on Saturday. A warm front brings uncertainty to the Sunday forecast.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

D.C. area forecast: Nice wow-weather continues today, cools tomorrow

Like yesterday, we see more pleasant 70s again today. However, today’s record of 76 set in 1998 may be a stretch. A cold front arrives late tonight with maybe a few showers to turn temperatures downward again. But guess what? Another round of warming (into at least the 60s) returns for the weekend with possibly some additional showers.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 12/03/2012

PM Update: Record warmth today, with another shot at 70 tomorrow

As noted earlier, we soared to a new record high in D.C. today thanks to readings rising near and past 70 across the area. You can’t ask for much better weather if you’re headed out to the Redskins game tonight, or if you’re just enjoying an evening outing to the porch. Best part for warmth fans? We do it all again tomorrow.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:05 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/03/2012

D.C. area forecast: Springlike start to first week of meteorological winter

November was decidedly colder than normal, but cold air is scarce for December's first full week. In fact, we start the week with temperatures 10-20 degrees above normal before returning closer to average by Thursday. Any precipitation we see is rain, with chances highest early Wednesday and Saturday

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/02/2012

D.C. area forecast: Trending warmer into December

We’re on our way to warmer weather starting today. Once skies brighten later this morning, temperatures get a nice little jump. But it’s early in the work week that we’ll see the warmth really come into its own, with a shot at 70 by Tuesday. With rain chances tending toward the nighttime hours, it’s not a bad way at all to start December!

By Brian Jackson  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/01/2012

D.C. area forecast: Clouds may plague our Saturday; temperatures up into early week

Welcome to meteorological winter! One thing for sure: It won’t feel too wintry the next few days. In fact, today probably ends up the “worst” of the bunch. Even with that billing, it won’t be too bad out there as temperatures end up right around where we’d expect them for the date. While readings continue to rise tomorrow into early in the work week, our largely dry pattern of late also persists. This all means we won’t have too much to concern ourselves weatherwise for the in the near future.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 11/30/2012

PM Update: Lots of clouds into Saturday, warm-up by Sunday

Clouds were more pervasive than forecast today, but temperatures still managed to reached at least 50 in many spots. With marine flow into Saturday, we may remain somewhat socked in, but the opportunity for more sunshine and warmth presents itself Sunday (and especially early next week).

By Jason Samenow  |  04:53 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/30/2012

D.C. area forecast: Trending warmer, but weekend marine layer may prove tricky

Slowly but surely our extra crisp mornings wane over the coming days, as daytime high temperatures also rise. It’s uncertain if it’ll be a smooth transition or if we get a cooler, cloudier flow from the east on Saturday. Even if sunshine is masked for a day, we can look into Sunday and next week, as temperatures climb near 60 and then well into the 60s.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 11/29/2012

PM Update: More sunny, partly chilly weather

Temperatures remained on the cold side of normal today, but with highs around 50, sunshine and little wind, it could certainly be a lot worse in late November. We close out in the work week (and month) in similar fashion, and maybe nudge the mercury a few degrees warmer.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:10 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012

D.C. area forecast: A little chill but a lot of sun today, big warmup not until Sunday

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 11/28/2012

PM Update: Staying mostly clear and chilly through Thursday

Day 19 of below normal temperatures in November is winding down, after highs reached the mid-40s to near 50 across the area. At least there was a lot of sun for much of the day! Expect another cold night with a lot of places dropping well below freezing, followed by a cool -- but not too cold -- Thursday. Fear not, a warm up is coming!

By Ian Livingston  |  04:45 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

D.C. area forecast: Lingering chill gives way to warmer weekend

Cool and dry. That’s the way November has gone so far - 3 degrees below average and 2.25” below average to date - and that’s the way it’ll finish today through Friday despite sunshine returning. The weekend starts December on a warmer note, but with rain chances virtually nil until late Sunday, and the warmth looks to hang around into midweek next week.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 11/27/2012

PM Update: Rain clears, chill remains

The nasty cold rain has departed, but clouds will only slowly trickle away from the region tonight as reinforcing cold air comes in from the north. Sunshine returns Wednesday, but it’s very chilly with temperatures some 5-10 degrees colder than average and gusty winds.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:59 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012

D.C. area forecast: Rain or mix today; weather warms gradually towards the weekend

A cold and wet day is in store for the D.C. area! This is the type of day you wish your warm down jacket was also waterproof! It should be mainly a light-moderate rain event for most of us but I can’t rule out a rain/snow mix at times. Any snow accumulation is restricted to higher elevations in Loudoun and Frederick counties. We start a warming trend Wednesday into the weekend,

By Kathryn Prociv  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/26/2012

PM Update: Mainly light rain late tonight into Tuesday; some snow well north and west

Temperatures warmed a bit more than expected today, to highs near normal for this time of year. Plentiful sunshine along with light winds also came together to produce a pretty nice one as well. But when we factor in cold morning lows, today still finishes a bit below average. Conditions deteriorate heading through the evening and into the overnight, first with an increase in clouds, and then with light rain as well as some snow well to the north and west of D.C.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012

D.C. area forecast: Chilly today; rain Tuesday, except some snow outlying western areas

CAPITAL WEATHER GANG | Today may be sunny, but tomorrow will bring cold rain and maybe flakes.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/25/2012

D.C. area forecast: Still on the cool side. Might we see some snowflakes fly midweek?

It’s still cool out there today, but thankfully not as blustery. High temperatures get back close to average tomorrow, before a storm threatens precipitation Tuesday into Tuesday night. Some of that precipitation could be of the wintry variety. So far it doesn’t look like a big deal, as temperatures appear a bit too warm for much in the way of anything sticking. But these things can change.

By Brian Jackson  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/24/2012

D.C. area forecast: Winterlike conditions return; midweek storm?

Given that we’ve already had two weeks of below normal temperatures this month, today’s return to that type of conditions should maybe be expected. The combo of cold and wind won’t feel too nice though.

By Ian Livingston  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/23/2012

PM Update: Sharp drop in temperatures Saturday, very breezy

Our short reprieve from cooler than normal temperatures ends abruptly tonight as a cold front dashes through the area. Winds pick up and temperatures tank. Saturday is likely to be the coldest day of the fall so far. Sunday remains chilly but without the wind.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/23/2012

D.C. area forecast: Unlike shopping, weather pretty peaceful today; Arctic chill on tap tomorrow

You have one more weather day where you can burn off those Thanksgiving calories with outdoor activities and no cold temperatures to deal with. Breezes pick up by tonight and turn into full blown Arctic winds for Saturday into early Sunday. It won’t be until Monday that the atmosphere can start returning us toward more average, seasonal conditions—thanks to southerly flow ahead of a disturbance nearing us by Tuesday. Any mild air probably won’t last long though.

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/22/2012

D.C. area forecast: Mild sunshine to be thankful for next two days, cold blast on Saturday

This is no turkey, just one great day to head over to grandma’s house or get out and jog, bike, shoot hoops or whatever before eating way too much. For all you “mall-sters” the weather tomorrow could not be better, so shop away. A rude awakening lies ahead for the weekend with an Arctic blast on Saturday.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 11/21/2012

PM Update: A sunny and delightful Thanksgiving and Black Friday

The pesky ocean storm finally pulled far enough away for sunshine to take over today. Despite the sun, chilly flow from the north held temperatures at near average levels - reaching the mid-50s for highs.We’ll do modestly better than that over the next two days as the northerly flow gradually transitions to more southerly.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:31 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

D.C. area forecast: Terrific travel weather here, there, and most everywhere east of the Rockies

Mother Nature comes through in the clutch today with nearly ideal pre-Thanksgiving weather not just here in the D.C. area, but for the vast majority of the country with the exception of the stormy Pacific Northwest. Locally, the story is much the same for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. No storm threats this weekend, but it does turn breezy and much colder.

By Dan Stillman  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 11/20/2012

PM Update: Sunshine to make its return Wednesday

Not since Saturday have we experienced appreciable sunshine due to northeasterly flow driven by an ocean storm. That storms moves far enough away for sunshine to make its comeback Wednesday as temperatures slowly trend upwards as we approach Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:51 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/20/2012

D.C. area forecast: Cloudy today, but nicer tomorrow into Thanksgiving and Black Friday

A weather system well offshore throws clouds back our way today, but at least we stay dry and temperatures inch up just a bit higher than Monday. A brief burst of warmer-than-normal temperatures arrives on Turkey Day lingering into Black Friday. A cold front brings below normal temperatures back for the weekend though, reminding us that December is not that far away.

By Matt Rogers  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 11/19/2012

PM Update: Ocean storm helps keep periods of clouds around into Tuesday

A storm off the southeast coast has helped keep our skies mixed today. Periods of sun have been most prevalent over northern and western parts of the area, though many have seen at least a little this afternoon. Highs in the low-and-mid 50s are just a touch below normal, but mild morning lows may mean the end of our latest colder than normal streak.

By Ian Livingston  |  04:45 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/19/2012

D.C. area forecast: A dry week which slowly warms up before weekend chill

The busiest travel week of the year may work out to be the quietest weather week of the year. A convenient coincidence! Temperatures are more or less seasonable, mainly in the 50s for highs although 60+ is possible Thanksgiving and Black Friday before a drop in temperatures for the weekend.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/18/2012

D.C. area forecast: Still cool, but slightly warmer each day with 60+ possible by Thanksgiving

High pressure to our north does a nice job defending our area from showers associated with a storm system off the coast through tomorrow. Highs continue to run a bit below average through Monday, but aren’t all that bad for November. We’ll warm a few degrees Tuesday and Wednesday but pick up a shower chance, too. How about Thanksgiving?

By Brian Jackson  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 11/17/2012

D.C. area forecast: Tranquil through the weekend and into next week

We’ve piled up quite a number -- lucky 13 on the way today -- of cooler than normal days this month, and there’s no real warmth around the corner. The main difference going forward is that normal readings are now dipping closer to the temperatures we’ve been seeing, so it won’t be quite as cold on the departure scale. Other than the cool air, mostly benign weather remains the story for a while.

By Ian Livingston  |  11:05 AM ET, 11/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 11/16/2012

PM Update: A sunny, chilly weekend lies ahead

In 12 out of 16 days this month, including today, temperatures have been cooler than normal. The November average temperature is running about 4 degrees below average. The weekend brings no appreciable change to this chilly weather regime but sunny skies should brighten spirits.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:03 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012

D.C area forecast: Ending the week on a sunnier note, but still chilly

Clouds could break a bit today, and especially tomorrow, so enjoy it while we can get it. We know fall can provide cloudiness to go with that extra darkness. Temperatures in this chilly air mass could struggle through early next week. And it is only on Sunday into early Monday that we have slight chances of a few raindrops. Boring weather, eh? Just bundle up!

By A. Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 11/15/2012

PM Update: Clouds give way to clearing, remaining seasonably chilly into Friday

A blanket of clouds capped temperatures at below average levels once again today, with highs struggling to reach 50. That cloud deck will erode tonight and we get ample sunshine to close out the work week. Temperatures, however, remain on the cool side of normal.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:04 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

D.C. area forecast: Thin cloud cover keeps it cool today, weekend rain chances fade

Good leaf raking weather abounds the next few days with calm winds and crisp, dry conditions. The potential late weekend storm is looking too far into the ocean to be of major concern. Hopefully, it won’t push too many clouds over us Saturday night so we can watch the Leonid meteor shower. The new string of below normal days is with us for the duration but nothing too painful.

By David Streit  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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