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Record warmth to resume?

Jason Samenow @ 1:10 AM

New Year's Day Photo by Kevin AmbroseI'm amazed, simply amazed by the weather pattern we're in. No sign of cold air, no sign of any snow as far as the eye can see. In fact, it's hard to even say when temperatures will next drop below freezing.

After yesterday's brief cool down, temperatures should soar back to near 60 or higher today. The high temperature will be dependent on how much sun we get. I'm expecting more clouds than sun, so I think the low 60s should do it. But if the sun shines strongly on us, Reagan National could flirt with its record high of 68. There is a slight chance of showers after about 4pm.

On Tuesday, expect a mix of clouds and sun, with highs in the low 60s again. Shower chances are pretty slim, but can't be ruled out with a frontal boundary just to our north.

For Wednesday, there's about a 50/50 shot at some morning rain followed by variably cloudy skies in the afternoon. The high should be near 60.

Thursday looks to be like Wednesday in reverse...variably in the morning with a chance of rain late in the day. High temperatures again near 60.

Of all the days of week, Friday stands the best chance of being dry. Temperatures will be a bit cooler, but still well above average, with highs in the mid 50s.

The temperature and precipitation forecast for Monday through Thursday is a bit uncertain due to difficulty forecasting the exact location of a stalled out front and the movement of waves along it. If it stays to our north, we'll see more sunshine and warmer temps, but if it sinks just a bit southward, we'll get more clouds, rain and cooler temps.

Pictured: The Stone Bridge at the Manassas Battlefield Park with sunny skies and warm temperatures on Saturday. By photographer Kevin Ambrose.

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