From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Mild Friday but snow possible Friday night

February 14, 2013 - 03:33 PM
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Highs will get back to the 50 degree mark tomorrow before much colder air enters this weekend.

Tonight: Mostly Clear and Cold

Lows: 30s | Wind: Light

Friday: Increasing Clouds, Mild, Rain/Snow Late

Highs: Low 50s | Precipitation: 60% PM

Saturday: Mostly Cloudy and Colder

Highs: Upper 30s | Wind: NW 10-20 m.p.h.

After dealing with icy patches this morning, afternoon commuters having a much better ride in the sunshine . Mild temperatures and a nice breeze have dried roadways surfaces and no issues are expected tonight. Temperatures will drop into the 30s tonight. We will enjoy one more mild day before Old man Winter comes back to town. Skies will be partly sunny for a while tomorrow and temperatures will reach the 50s.

During the day, cloudiness will increase ahead of an arctic cold front. As the front gets close to the region tomorrow evening, scattered showers will be possible. Late at night and into the overnight, much colder air will rush in. Areas of rain may change to snow with minor accumulations possible.

An area of low pressure is expected to develop along the coast late Friday night or early Sunday morning. Computer models are handling the development and impact of the low pressure center differently. Right now, we recognize the possibility of a coastal development….and if it develops in the right place and heads more northward than eastward, additional snow would be possible.

As we wait for future computer model runs to shed more light on those possibilities, we remain confident the weekend will be very cold. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s on Saturday and only in the lower 30s on Sunday. Gusty breezes will put an additional chill in the air and occasional flurries will be possible, too.

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