Clouds greet us again today, with some showers possible mainly south and east of the District. Brighter skies this afternoon come with an increasing wind, which sticks around through a chilly day tomorrow. We’re still on the cool side Friday, before a nice warming trend through Presidents’ Day.
Today (Wednesday): Mostly cloudy skies prevail this morning with some showers possible, mainly south and east of the District. Although an isolated shower, even a snow shower, is possible anywhere through early afternoon. And further south, steadier showers are likely from around Fredericksburg and St. Mary’s County toward points south. We’ll look for clearing skies by midafternoon as highs reach the mid-40s to near 50, and winds become breezy from the northwest at 15 to 20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Breezes stay up about 10 to 15 mph as colder air continues to blow in from the northwest. Lows drop down to the mid-20s to near 30 under mostly clear skies. Confidence: High
Tomorrow (Thursday): What we lack in snow, we seem to make up in wind. We can’t shake the breeze, still blowing from the west-northwest about 15 to 20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. That adds a chill to already chilly highs, in the mid-30s to near 40 with partly sunny skies. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow night: Winds finally diminish. And with partly to mostly clear skies, lows bottom in the 20s to near 30, which is right around normal for mid-February. Confidence: High
Friday through Monday (Presidents’ Day) features lighter winds, partly to mostly sunny skies and a nice warming trend. We’re still on the cool side Friday, with highs in the mid-40s to near 50. But Saturday warms to the mid-50s to near 60, and Sunday and Monday highs head for the upper 50s to mid-60s. Right now, we look dry through the period. But if a storm sliding by to our south Saturday night into Sunday were to creep a bit farther north, then we might have to introduce a chance of showers. Confidence: Medium