From the ABC 7 Weather team

A possible taste of winter this weekend

February 4, 2012 - 11:50 AM
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After a balmy week, look for a cloudier, chillier, and wetter weekend. And some of that "wet" could be "white" as temperatures dip tonight and tomorrow.  Expect little to no accumulation.

This Afternoon: Mostly Cloudy, Late Rain

Highs: 45-48 | Wind: E 5/NW 5 mph

Tonight: Mix of Rain & Snow, Little Accumulation

Lows: 33-37 | Precipitation: 90%

Sunday: AM Rain/Snow Mix, Then All Rain

Highs: 40-45 | Precipitation: 70%

As we basked in 70 degree warmth this week, the sight of a gathering snowstorm in Colorado was a stark reminder that winter is indeed still with us.  That storm is making its way east, but we will be spared much of its punch.  For while parts of the midwest are under winter storm warnings, the system's low pressure center will slide across the Carolinas and out to sea by late Sunday.  And while the projected path will keep a nor'easter from developing, colder air from the north could drop temperatures low enough to bring us a rain/snow mix in the overnight hours and on into Sunday morning.  Areas to the north and west could see periods of all snow, while places like Southern Maryland and Central Virginia can expect all rain.  Little to no accumulation is likely in the immediate DC metro area.  Look for the precipitation to be mostly rain on what will likely be a damp, chilly day with highs only in the upper 30s to lower 40s.  High pressure will return in time for the start of the work week, ushering in mostly sunny days and highs slightly above the seasonal norm of 45 for much of the week.

NOTE: Yesterday's 52 degree high at Reagan National brought down the average temperature for the month a few notches, but this February is still 15 degrees warmer than normal. And despite chillier air on Sunday, this winter's mild reputation won't be seriously challenged!  Enjoy your Super weekend! 

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