From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Weather Forecast: Cold, calm Friday, next storm by Monday

February 28, 2014 - 07:39 AM
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Bitterly cold start with minimal warming...as we eye the next winter system late Sunday into Monday.

Friday:
Sunny and Bitterly Cold (Saving Grace…Less Wind)
Highs: Around 30°
Wind: NNE 5-10 mph
Saturday:
Partly Sunny, Warmer, Stray Sprinkle/Lt. Shower
Highs: Mid 40s
Wind: S 5-10 mph
Sunday:
Mix Clouds Some Sun, Chance of a Shower Late
Highs: Upper 40s
Wind: SW 10 mph

Be prepared to some frigid air as you make your way out this morning. Despite sunshine, the mercury will struggle to reach 30º- that’s about 20 degrees colder than average for late February! The upcoming weekend weather will be unsettled but mild. A disturbance aloft will swing through the area Saturday, bringing clouds and a sprinkle or two. As this disturbance departs, we will catch a brief break early Sunday before we turn our attention to a new storm.

First, a cold front will slip through Sunday morning and then stall across the area. Meanwhile, a low pressure center will form along the front and head east-northeastward toward our area. This will bring rain Sunday evening. As colder air settles into the region, the rain may turn to a wintry mix Monday. The farther north and west you are from DC, the more likely the precipitation will be of the frozen variety; and, the farther south and east you are, the more likely it will be more liquid. AND before the storm moves out, it could change to all snow across the region. BTW…computer models continue to show big differences in solutions from run to run and from day to day. (For a more detailed look at the storm check out Alex Liggitt’s blog.) Stay tuned!

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