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
Public school students are on spring break, but other programs and offices are affected by this rare, late-March snowstorm.
Fairfax County Public Schools students are on spring break—it just doesn't look very springlike this morning. Fairfax County government offices are opening on time this morning. FCPS programs and activities that do operate during spring break are operating on a two-hour delay. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers opened at 7:15 a.m. Adult and community education classes are starting on time Monday. Many main roads are mostly just wet now, but side roads are slushy or snowy; please use caution while driving. The snow is expected to mix with rain later on Monday before switching back to snow showers in the afternoon and evening. Precipitation should end late Monday night. More information is always available through Fairfax County's …
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 …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Snow accumulation predictions increased overnight.
Falls Church could see 6 - 12 inches of snow before this storm is over late Wednesday, forecasters predict (an increase from earlier forecasts of 3 - 8 inches). The entire metropolitan area is under a winter storm warning through 3 a.m. Thursday morning. The storm system moved into the area later than initially forecast Tuesday; snow to started after midnight Wednesday. Winds of up to 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour, are also possible. For updated information throughout today, see: Falls Church Snow Storm Information, Traffic, Closings, Important Numbers Operating Status: Schools, Government The following applies to the City of Falls Church: The following applies to Fairfax County: Also see:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Falls Church 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 Web 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…
The Tuesday and Wednesday snowstorm will bring rain, then a wintry mix, snow, a mix and snow again before it exits the area.
Patch spoke Tuesday with meteorologist Calvin Meadows, who is with the Baltimore-Washington forecast office for the National Weather Service. Here's a timeline of what to expect from the snowstorm expected to hit Falls Church late Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Meadows: A "rain-snow" line will determine which areas see more snow than others, Meadows said. "Right now, the latest information indicates that west of 95, the best-case scenario, is 5 inches of snow in Fairfax County. The worst-case is 12 inches of snow." Meadows said to expect snow accumulation of 2-4 inches early Wednesday, with snow continuing Wednesday, with another 3-5 inches possible, and then tapering off by midnight Wednesday. People who live east of Interstate 95, …