Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Rain, thunderstorms, small hail predicted across Northern Virginia and DC.
A line of thunderstorms is expected to move through Northern Virginia and DC during this evening’s commute. Forecasters expect rain and wind to pick up between 4 – 5 p.m. Wednesday. “Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected into this evening,” according to the National Weather Service. “Some storms will produce heavy rainfall…which may lead to flooding problems.” The Capital Weather Gang, however, predicts “as rainfall totals have generally been 1 inch or less from the recent rain, the ground isn’t yet saturated and widespread flooding is not anticipated” in the DC metro area. The National Weather Service also predicts small hail with this storm system. The rain and storms should move out of the area overnight, leaving …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Days get warmer Monday through Thursday; temperatures expected to dip on the weekend.
This week's weather in Northern Virginia starts out mostly cloudy with a high of 65 degrees Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Monday night's low will be about 53 degrees. Temperatures will climb throughout the week, hitting near 80 degrees and higher Wednesday and Thursday. The area could see some rain Thursday night and Friday. The National Weather Service predicts a 30 percent chance of rain Thursday night and a 60 percent chance of rain Friday. Northern Virginia could see isolated thunderstorms Friday. Here's a day-by-day breakdown of the week's weather, according to the National Weather Service: Monday: Mostly cloudy with a high of 65 degrees Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a high of 76 degrees Wednesday: Partly sunny …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Temperatures may go up to 81 degrees by midweek in Northern Virginia.
The peak of cherry blossom season this week should be a breath of fresh air after a long winter, with temperatures expected to reach a high near 76 degrees Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The highs come with a chance of rain, but don't let that dampen your spirit. Just a few weeks ago Northern Virginia was dealing with snow and generally dreary weather. The rest of the week’s (tentative) forecast from the weather service: Are you happy to see that spring has sprung?
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The updated weather forecast in DC for the 2013 cherry blossom peak period.
The cherry blossom trees around the DC Tidal Basin will most likely peak this weekend or early next week—and the weather will cooperate with spring-like temperatures and sunshine. The National Park Service says the peak bloom will be April 3 - 6 (Wednesday through Saturday), but the Capital Weather Gang predicts a peak April 6 - 10 (Saturday through Wednesday). The only significant of rain is Friday. Temperatures will rise into the mid-60s across the region, but there is a 40 percent chance of rain, particularly in the morning, according to The Weather Channel. Saturday, temperatures will be slightly cooler (around 60 degrees), but skies will be sunny. Sunday will be warm with high temperatures near 70 degrees under partly-cloudy skies…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Early spring-like temperatures predicted for the first week of April in Washington and across Northern Virginia.
Update, Tuesday, April 2, 2013: The Capital Weather Gang says that cool temperatures and flower buds still closed up tight mean the peak bloom dates may be April 6 - 10, 2013, instead of April 3 - 7. Read more about the revised 2013 DC Tidal Basin cherry blossom peak bloom dates here. ----- Original post, Monday, April 1, 2013 This week brings the 2013 peak bloom of the famous cherry blossom trees around the DC Tidal Basin, and the weather for most of this week will be nice for enjoying pink and white flowering trees. The official estimated peak dates are Wednesday through Saturday, according to the National Park Service. Monday may be the nicest day of the week in terms of weather — a significant change from last Monday, when up to 3 …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Sun, warmer temperatures on the way.
Sun and warmer weather will welcome Easter weekend this year across Northern Virginia. After Monday’s rare late-March snow, spring does appear to be making some sort of a comeback. Friday, local forecasters predict partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 50s. Saturday, expect much of the same only a few degrees warmer. Lows Friday and Saturday night will be in the mid-30s and there is just a 10 percent chance of rain those days. For Easter Sunday, you may still want a light sweater with that nice outfit. Expect a chance of showers with a high temperature in the upper 50s. WJLA reported in 2012 that Easter can be a day of weather extremes. The warmest Easter ever was in 1960 when temperatures hit 60 degrees on April 23. The coldest…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Many school districts are on spring break or closed today due to snow, but federal workers had to report to work on time Monday.
A rare late March snowstorm across the DC area dumped 1 to 4 inches (and counting) of snow across the region late Sunday night and Monday morning, leaving snow covered roadways and a winter scene five days after the start of Spring. Snow was expected to continue for several hours Monday morning, though it would have an increasingly difficult time sticking to the ground as temperatures rose. By noon, forecasters said some rain would mix in with the snow before turning back to snow showers Monday evening. Most students in the region were already taking the day off for spring break — including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun counties. DC Public Schools opened on time. Several private schools in the area had delays …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Rain and snow timeline for Tuesday and Wednesday: Expect rain, then a wintry mix, snow, a mix and snow again before this storm exits the area.
Patch spoke Tuesday with meteorologist Calvin Meadows, who is with the Baltimore-Washington forecast office for the National Weather Service. Here's a timeline of what to expect from the snow expected to hit late Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Meadows: A "rain-snow" line will determine which areas see more snow than others, Meadows said. "Right now, the latest information indicates that west of 95, the best-case scenario is 5 inches of snow.... The worst-case is 12 inches of snow." Meadows said to expect snow accumulation of 2-4 inches early Wednesday, with snow continuing Wednesday, with another 3-5 inches possible, and then tapering off by midnight Wednesday. People who live east of Interstate 95, should expect to see snow—just not …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Valentine's Day on Thursday is expected to be sunny with a high of 41 degrees in Northern Virginia.
You might want to get an early start on your commute Monday morning. The week will likely start out soggy Monday according to the National Weather Service, with a 90 percent chance of rain. The good news? Temperatures are expected to go up to 59 degrees and maybe into the low 60s Monday. The average high for Feb. 11 for the area is about 46 degrees, according to The Weather Channel. Tuesday should be sunny with a dip in the temperature to a high of 50 degrees. There is a 50 percent chance for a wintry mix for Wednesday and Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. Expect to see a high Wednesday of just 40 degrees. Area florists can breathe a sigh of relief, if the weather predictions hold out for Valentine's Day on …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The forecast for snow accumulations has lessened in Alexandria and throughout Northern Virginia.
Update 2:30 p.m. Thursday: The winter weather advisory for the D.C. metro area has been canceled. Temperatures are now expected to remain in the mid- to upper 30s with rain. Some snow may mix in with the rain later this evening, but accumulations are unlikely. Are you relieved or disappointed? Tell us in the comments... ----------------- Update 11:30 a.m. Thursday: It's still not snowing yet. But, radar indicates light precipitation in the area with a temperature of 44. The temperature will be dropping throughout the afternoon, reaching into the low 30s by 5 p.m., when rain will change to snow. Most snow, if any, will be out of the area by midnight. Stay tuned... ----------------- Update 6:40 a.m. Thursday: The forecast has …