Signs of Spring: Tourists and Blossoms by Rex Block via Flickr. (Rex Block/Rex Block)

High pressure provided us with some lovely weather on Sunday. Temperatures were a bit cooler than Saturday, but I’ll take the cooler conditions if they are accompanied by no wind. A weak and fast-moving disturbance will slide just to the south of our area early Monday morning. And while it’s cold enough aloft for some snowflakes to mix in with rain at times, surface temperatures will remain above freezing, so we won’t need to worry about any accumulation.

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Through Tonight: Clouds will begin to build in from the west after sunset, with skies becoming mostly cloudy after midnight. By the time light precipitation starts to break out in the pre-dawn hours, temperatures will be in the 32-to-36-degree range, which will be cold enough for some snowflakes to mix in with rain at times. No accumulation expected, other than a slight chance of a light dusting on grassy surfaces north and west of the city.

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Tomorrow (Monday): Light rain mixed with some snowflakes will continue in the early morning hours, although we are not expecting any noticeable effects for the morning commute. Showers push east by the afternoon hours, and overcast skies will slowly brighten toward the evening hours. Temperatures will be on the cool side, with highs in the mid- to upper 40s with a light northeast wind at 5-10 mph. Clearing out tomorrow night, with lows in the upper 20 to low 30s.

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The end of winter? It looks as if it’s the curtain call for the winter of 2018-19. Spring officially starts Wednesday, but as we all should know, Mother Nature does not necessarily adhere to our calendar. That said, the mid-/long-range forecast shows little signs of any winter weather in our region through the end of March.


Ensemble high/low temperature forecast for Dulles through next Sunday. Daytime highs will be well above the freezing mark (purple line) for the next seven days. (NOAA (edited by Greg Porter)/NOAA)

The weather looks tranquil, with seasonable temperatures for much of the upcoming week. As of now, it looks like even milder conditions will bookend the final week of March, with just one real opportunity for stormy weather developing around March 28. But even if that comes to fruition, it’s probably just too warm for anything but liquid precipitation. So be on the lookout this week for our official declaration that winter is over.


Upper-level pattern forecast from March 25 to April 1. Conditions are likely to stay mild and relatively storm-free through the end of the month. Save for what looks like a brief period of stormy weather in the March 28-29 time frame. (Weather Bell/WeatherBell)

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