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Mild then Quick Flash Back to Winter

Jason Samenow @ 8:45 AM

This weekend we'll experience a taste of two seasons -- with spring asserting itself for the first part of Saturday before winter re-emerges Saturday night into Sunday.


Forecast Confidence: MediumChangeable conditions - late afternoon shower? This morning when you get up and head out, despite the coolness of the air, the sunshine will convey springlike warmth. By midday to early afternoon, this warmth will be realized as air temperatures rise quickly into the mid to upper 50s. However, late in the afternoon into the evening, a line of showers associated with a cold front is possible (50% chance), which will quickly drop temperatures from the 50s into the 40s and even some 30s north and west. The showers will probably be accompanied by gusty winds and perhaps some small hail or graupel.

Overnight, it will be breezy and cooler with a flurry or two possible especially north and west. Low temperatures should range from 30-34 (suburbs-city).

Pictured: Beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures followed in the wake of yesterday's storm system in Alexandria, VA. The first half of today will feature similar conditions, before a cold front moves through late in the day. By photographer Kevin Ambrose.


Forecast Confidence: HighBreezy, Cool. In the wake of Saturday's cold front, it will be breezy and roughly ten degrees colder. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, with highs 45-50.

Lunar Eclipse

A full lunar eclipse is set to occur this evening. Unfortunately, it *may* be obscured depending on the timing of a line of showers passing through the area. Nonetheless, it's possible that if the showers move through early enough, there will be enough breaks in the clouds to view it. The Washington Post has some good viewing tips and NASA has some additional technical information which may be helpful.

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