Enjoy unseasonably warm weather for the next two days, with temperatures rising well into the 60s. Thereafter, a gradual cooling trend will commence and more characteristic winter weather will return.
TodayPartly sunny, mid 60s
. Warm southwesterly breezes will help boost temperatures about 20 degrees above average. Most spots should reach 63-66 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun. Partly cloudy skies overnight, with lows 40-45 (suburbs-city)Pictured: The moon and Venus close together over Stafford, VA Saturday morning. Contributed by CapitalWeather.com visitor David Abbou.
TuesdayContinued warm, mid to upper 60s
. Conditions will be very similar to today. The airmass will be a bit warmer, but increasing afternoon clouds may hold high temperatures just below the record of 69 degrees. Overnight, it will remain quite mild with rain showers likely towards morning. Lows will range from 50-55.
A Look Ahead: Cooling Down
After some morning showers Wednesday
, a cold front will pass through the region, with temperatures holding in the 50s during the afternoon as skies clear. Rain is likely Thursday
afternoon thanks to an area of low pressure developing to the west. Highs should be near 50. The low will move to our north Friday
, dragging a cold front through the region. After some morning showers, skies should gradually clear with highs again near 50. Right now, dry and cooler conditions should arrive for the weekend
(at least the first half), with highs in the 40s. We will need to keep an eye on the possible development of a storm to our south on Sunday, which could produce some precipitation here by Sunday afternoon or night.