NoVA/DC Weather Forecast for the week of February 22

This week, expect a small episode of winter weather followed by unseasonably high temperatures. It’s starting to look a lot like spring…Currently, it’s 33 degrees in Leesburg with mostly cloudy skies. Tonight’s low will be around 26. Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for Western Loudoun, Northwest Montgomery, and places farther north for some light snow accumulation of 1–3 inches, with the high end of that range being found closer to the Mason Dixon Line. For the immediate DC area, don’t expect much other than some flurries and possibly a light coating.

Precipitation will start during the morning rush hour tomorrow (Monday) between 7–9 AM. Again, not much accumulation is expected, but be careful when traveling as conditions could change rapidly and vary from place to place. Snow at times may be mixed with sleet and/or freezing rain before eventually changing to all rain as temperatures get higher. Tomorrow’s high is expected to be around 40, low around 32. A cold front will pass through trailing the low system from earlier in the day, which will make winds pick up from the south during the day on Tuesday. Expect some wind gusts of 20–25 mph, but otherwise, enjoy the day as clouds are built up in the morning and give way to mostly sunny skies Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures will climb to a high of about 48, possibly reaching 50 in some southern areas. The low Tuesday night will be about 29 with clear skies, while Wednesday is looking absolutely beautiful, even better than Tuesday!

Wednesday’s high will be around 57, as high pressure builds to the south, likely reaching 60 or higher again in southern spots. Mostly sunny conditions are expected so get outside if you can and enjoy the weather! Wednesday’s low will be around 35 with partly cloudy skies. Thursday is looking great as well with a high around 46 and partly sunny skies. Thursday’s low will be around 28 with partly cloudy skies. Friday looking good as well as sunny conditions continue with highs in the mid-40s.

For all of you snow lovers, I fear that our winter events could be over. The crazy pattern we have been in over the last couple of weeks is no longer, and from what models are showing, no significant winter storm is expected anytime soon, but of course, things could still change. Temperatures are just too warm, with the GFS in particular suggesting multiple 60+ degree days in early March, although I would be skeptical for two reasons: (1) the models haven’t been very good this winter and we are over a week out from March, and (2) the GFS especially tends to overdo temperatures (saying too warm or too cold when in reality the temperature is not as extreme). But alas, maybe something will come up, but if not, enjoy the spring weather!

My next post will be posted on Friday afternoon.

Hello! I am Sam, a current high school student with an interest in the atmospheric sciences. Join me as I post weather forecasts for the NoVA/DC area!