Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Rain, thunderstorms, small hail predicted across Northern Virginia and DC.
A line of thunderstorms is expected to move through Northern Virginia and DC during this evening’s commute. Forecasters expect rain and wind to pick up between 4 – 5 p.m. Wednesday. “Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected into this evening,” according to the National Weather Service. “Some storms will produce heavy rainfall…which may lead to flooding problems.” The Capital Weather Gang, however, predicts “as rainfall totals have generally been 1 inch or less from the recent rain, the ground isn’t yet saturated and widespread flooding is not anticipated” in the DC metro area. The National Weather Service also predicts small hail with this storm system. The rain and storms should move out of the area overnight, leaving …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Days get warmer Monday through Thursday; temperatures expected to dip on the weekend.
This week's weather in Northern Virginia starts out mostly cloudy with a high of 65 degrees Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Monday night's low will be about 53 degrees. Temperatures will climb throughout the week, hitting near 80 degrees and higher Wednesday and Thursday. The area could see some rain Thursday night and Friday. The National Weather Service predicts a 30 percent chance of rain Thursday night and a 60 percent chance of rain Friday. Northern Virginia could see isolated thunderstorms Friday. Here's a day-by-day breakdown of the week's weather, according to the National Weather Service: Monday: Mostly cloudy with a high of 65 degrees Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a high of 76 degrees Wednesday: Partly sunny …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Temperatures may go up to 81 degrees by midweek in Northern Virginia.
The peak of cherry blossom season this week should be a breath of fresh air after a long winter, with temperatures expected to reach a high near 76 degrees Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The highs come with a chance of rain, but don't let that dampen your spirit. Just a few weeks ago Northern Virginia was dealing with snow and generally dreary weather. The rest of the week’s (tentative) forecast from the weather service: Are you happy to see that spring has sprung?
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The updated weather forecast in DC for the 2013 cherry blossom peak period.
The cherry blossom trees around the DC Tidal Basin will most likely peak this weekend or early next week—and the weather will cooperate with spring-like temperatures and sunshine. The National Park Service says the peak bloom will be April 3 - 6 (Wednesday through Saturday), but the Capital Weather Gang predicts a peak April 6 - 10 (Saturday through Wednesday). The only significant of rain is Friday. Temperatures will rise into the mid-60s across the region, but there is a 40 percent chance of rain, particularly in the morning, according to The Weather Channel. Saturday, temperatures will be slightly cooler (around 60 degrees), but skies will be sunny. Sunday will be warm with high temperatures near 70 degrees under partly-cloudy skies…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Early spring-like temperatures predicted for the first week of April in Washington and across Northern Virginia.
Update, Tuesday, April 2, 2013: The Capital Weather Gang says that cool temperatures and flower buds still closed up tight mean the peak bloom dates may be April 6 - 10, 2013, instead of April 3 - 7. Read more about the revised 2013 DC Tidal Basin cherry blossom peak bloom dates here. ----- Original post, Monday, April 1, 2013 This week brings the 2013 peak bloom of the famous cherry blossom trees around the DC Tidal Basin, and the weather for most of this week will be nice for enjoying pink and white flowering trees. The official estimated peak dates are Wednesday through Saturday, according to the National Park Service. Monday may be the nicest day of the week in terms of weather — a significant change from last Monday, when up to 3 …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Many school districts are on spring break or closed today due to snow, but federal workers had to report to work on time Monday.
A rare late March snowstorm across the DC area dumped 1 to 4 inches (and counting) of snow across the region late Sunday night and Monday morning, leaving snow covered roadways and a winter scene five days after the start of Spring. Snow was expected to continue for several hours Monday morning, though it would have an increasingly difficult time sticking to the ground as temperatures rose. By noon, forecasters said some rain would mix in with the snow before turning back to snow showers Monday evening. Most students in the region were already taking the day off for spring break — including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun counties. DC Public Schools opened on time. Several private schools in the area had delays …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Arlington County under winter storm warning through 3 a.m. Thursday.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is sending out 4,000 salt trucks and snow plows across Northern Virginia before 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning, due to the snow storm headed for Northern Virginia. Once it begins snowing and later, you can find out whether your neighborhood has been plowed, is in progress or has not been started yet by checking the VDOT site: www.novasnowplowing.virginia.gov. Area roads are expected to be treacherously slick due to mixed percipitation and snow, and VDOT is tasked with maintaining 17,679 miles of roadways in Northern Virginia. “We are urging commuters to stay off the road on Wednesday and let our crews clear the roads,” said VDOT maintenance engineer Branco Vlacich in a press release. “Roads likely …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The DC metro area could see a good amount of snow mid-week.
Arlington could get its first really significant snow of the season this week, some models are predicting. “This is the best looking snow threat in two years but there is way too much uncertainty in the forecast for this to be ‘in the bag,’" the Capital Weather Gang said late Friday. A European model run showed the potential for a snowstorm from Richmond to Philadelphia—including the DC metro area. The Weather Channel gives Wednesday a 70 percent chance of snow with a high temperature of 36 degrees. ABC7’s Doug Hill wrote Friday, “some models are showing the low pressure system forming into a storm that might threaten the midatlantic by midweek. It is too soon to tell is the storm would pass out to sea or bring us a mix of rain and snow …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Valentine's Day on Thursday is expected to be sunny with a high of 41 degrees in Northern Virginia.
You might want to get an early start on your commute Monday morning. The week will likely start out soggy Monday according to the National Weather Service, with a 90 percent chance of rain. The good news? Temperatures are expected to go up to 59 degrees and maybe into the low 60s Monday. The average high for Feb. 11 for the area is about 46 degrees, according to The Weather Channel. Tuesday should be sunny with a dip in the temperature to a high of 50 degrees. There is a 50 percent chance for a wintry mix for Wednesday and Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. Expect to see a high Wednesday of just 40 degrees. Area florists can breathe a sigh of relief, if the weather predictions hold out for Valentine's Day on …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Snow showers that started overnight will continue through rush hour and end by 10 a.m.
Arlington Public Schools officials posted the following announcement early Thursday morning: All Arlington Public Schools will open two hours late today. All administrative offices and the pools will open on time. Morning field trips are canceled. The Extended Day program will also open two hours late. Federal employees have the option for unscheduled telework or unscheduled leave today. Snow showers began after midnight Thursday and continued on and off throughout the night. The sun is expected to peek out by 10 a.m. with temperatures rising to 29 this afternoon. Winds will come from the northwest, bringing the wind chill down into the teens all day. Most other Arlington County administrative offices are operating under a normal …