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Inactive Weather Abounds!

Jason Samenow @ 12:53 AM

Photo by Kevin Ambrose
Where's the cold air outbreak? How about some record warmth? Where's the season's first nor'easter? How about the first flake of snow? I present none of that in the weekend forecast (keep reading), and frankly, I don't see it coming in the near future.

The weather, beginning today and lasting through the weekend, will be unremarkable. Expect partly cloudy skies, with afternoon highs in the upper 40s (today) to low 50s (Sunday) and overnight lows in the 30s. All in all a good weekend to get your Christmas tree or attend a winter festival. The Washington Post lists a host of upcoming holiday festivities worth considering.

When will the weather become more active? Wait 'til January says Weatherbug, who released its winter forecast yesterday. Here are its blurbs for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic:
Northeast: A mild start in the east could mean a slow start to the ski season. But, with periodic cold blasts that will increase into January and February, the region could be more likely to see heavy snows in the latter half of winter.
Mid-Atlantic: The Mid-Atlantic could be on the northern edge of an active storm track across the southern states. This could mean many close calls for snow and ice this year with an increased possibility for above-normal snow for the ski areas in the central Appalachians.
Lots of similarities in the various winter outlooks being issued. I also highlight an active southern storm track in my outlook. We'll see what happens.

Off topic
: I ate at Cebia last night -- a contemporary Latin American restaurant downtown (14th and G). Really outstanding food. Some of the best I've had in DC. The Red Snapper (served whole) is terrific.

Pictured: After morning rain, the sun emerges Wednesday. By photographer Kevin Ambrose.

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