Thursday, October 11, 2012
National Weather Service issues freeze watch areas west and north of D.C.; temperatures to be in the 30s across much of Fairfax County.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service has added Fairfax County to the Freeze Watch for Friday night going into Saturday morning. "Fairfax is now under the Freeze Watch too," said National Weather Service meteorologist Christopher Strong, in an e-mail to Patch. "The general theory of a watch is that there is a 50 percent chance or better than it's going to happen, and then a warning when we are nearly certain." The earliest freeze (32 F) at Dulles Airport (est. 1962) was Sept. 24, 1983, Strong said. The latest was Nov. 11, 2005, he noted. If there is a freeze, "we would be a little early, but not too far off a typical first freeze date." --- The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for late Friday night into Saturday morning …
Friday, October 5, 2012
National Weather Service predicts area will see highs in the 50s on Sunday.
The weekend weather for the Columbus Day holiday weekend is a real mixed bag — Friday temperatures will reach into the low 80s — but come Sunday, Northern Virginia temperatures won't get any higher than the 50s, according to the National Weather Service. The Friday forecast is for sunny weather with a high of 83 degrees. The skies begin to get cloudy and temperatures begin to cool off on Saturday with a 20 percent chance of rain and highs reaching 77 degrees, according to NWS. On Sunday, Northern Virginia will see a 60 percent chance of showers and highs only reaching 56 degrees. On the holiday, Columbus Day on Monday, the area can expect "mostly sunny skies," according to the weather service, with highs reaching 63 degrees. The average …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
National Weather Service calls for a 20 percent chance of rain this weekend.
The National Weather Service is predicting a pleasant fall weekend. Saturday should see highs in the mid-70s, with partly sunny skies. Temperatures are cooler than Friday after a cold front moved through, according to the Capital Weather Gang weather blog. Lows will be around 50 degrees Saturday night. Sunday should be another good weather day with highs in the low 70s. There is about a 30 percent chance of rain late in the day, according to the National Weather Service.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Temperatures will cool off after Saturday, with highs near 80 degrees.
Keep your umbrella handy — the National Weather Service says Northern Virginia has a 70 percent chance of seeing rain on Saturday. If the area sees any rain or thunderstorms, it will likely be after 2 p.m. on Saturday, the weather service notes. There is a 60 percent chance of storms Saturday night. The mugginess that has lingered all week will clear out after an expected cold front sweeps through Saturday night, according to ABC7 Weather forecasters Doug Hill and Bob Ryan. If it rains on Saturday, will it put a dent in your weekend plans? Tell us about it in the comments.
Friday, July 6, 2012
The heat will be dangerous, but not necessarily record-breaking.
The temperature Friday and Saturday will rocket up above 100 again in Arlington, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Under mostly sunny skies, it may reach 101 degrees. Saturday, temperatures could reach 102 with a mix of clouds and sun. The heat index both days will be above 105 degrees. Amazingly, the high temperatures on Friday may not break records. The record high at Washington Reagan National Airport for July 6 (Friday) is 103, set in 1999. The record high for July 7 (Saturday) is 102, set in 2010. These high temperatures are moving in from the Midwest, where Chicago, St. Louis and other cities are baking today. “A huge area of excessive heat warnings and heat advisories have been issued across the midwest...where the…