7:15 AM | Chilly today with light snow possible on the south side of the District; big warm up is coming

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, breezy, cold, chance for a little light snow south side of the District, highs low-to-mid 40’s

Tonight

Very cold with mostly clear skies, mid 20’s

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, still cold, upper 40’s

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, milder, low 60’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, breezy, warm, upper 60’s

Friday

Mostly cloudy, still mild, showers possible, near 60

Saturday

Partly sunny, cooler, mid 50’s

Discussion

A fast-moving low pressure area will stay mostly to our south today, but it can throw a little light snow on the south side of the District in places like Warrenton, VA and Fredericksburg, VA, but the heaviest snow from this system will fall from Charlottesville to Richmond where this direct hit could bring as much as 5 inches of snow. The cold air that contributed to the severe weather outbreak on Friday in the Midwest and South will reach its peak here today and tomorrow in the East. Temperatures will be some twenty degrees colder than the high temperatures reached on Saturday. A significant warm up will begin on Wednesday with temperatures heading back up into the 60’s and the 60’s are likely for Thursday as well. A cold front will slowly work its way through the area on Friday and it’ll turn cooler for the weekend. Longer term, the overall trend looks very warm right through at least the middle of the month.