TONIGHT: Skies will be partly cloudy overnight, with a surge of cold air moving into Virginia, dropping our low temperatures into the teens.
SATURDAY: After a very cold start to the day, temperatures will warm only to the mid 30s under partly sunny skies. That is still 20 degrees below the average high!
SUNDAY: The next system approaches the East Sunday, with a faster timing potentially in the forecast, which means some light wintry mix of sleet/freezing rain possible if it arrives during the morning. A later arrival should mean we are warm enough for just rain. In either case, there will be the chance for mainly light rain into the evening and night.
MONDAY/TUESDAY: Partly sunny skies and a modification of the prevailing cold air mass will allow for a nice warm-up Monday with highs in the 50s. Another cold front drops through from the north Monday night, though, and temperatures turn colder again for Tuesday, when more rain will be possible. Highs Tuesday will be in the 40s.
WEDNESDAY: Watch for a dramatic warm-up, with a strong cold front moving through Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Temperatures will soar into the 60s Wednesday, followed by another sharp tumble into later Thursday and Friday. Heavy showers will be likely later Wednesday in advance of the front, with one model hinting at a brief change to snow behind the front early Thursday. Too soon to tell on that.