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?
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 …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Sun, warmer temperatures on the way.
Sun and warmer weather will welcome Easter weekend this year across Northern Virginia. After Monday’s rare late-March snow, Spring does appear to be making some sort of a comeback. Friday, local forecasters predict partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 50s. Saturday, expect much of the same only a few degrees warmer. Lows Friday and Saturday night will be in the mid-30s and there is just a 10 percent chance of rain those days. Easter Sunday—You may still want a light sweater with that Easter outfit. Expect a chance of showers with a high temperature in the upper 50s. WJLA reported in 2012 that Easter can be a day of weather extremes. The warmest Easter ever was in 1960 when temperatures hit 60 degrees on April 23. The coldest: …
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 …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
As rain turned to slush, snow plows drove through secondary streets and residents walked through puddles of water in Annandale Wednesday morning.
Snow covered much of Annandale in snow Wednesday morning and eventually turned to rain in early afternoon, leaving slush and puddles of water in streets and on sidewalks. The wet precipitation continued to fall into the afternoon as snow plows drove through secondary streets and sat in shopping centers like the Annandale Shopping Center and near Kmart and waiting to clear the roads. Did you take any photos of the snow? Share them with us in this photo gallery by clicking "add photo or video" above. See also: Virginia Snow Storm 2013: Annandale Weather, Closings, Traffic Fairfax County Public Schools Closed Wednesday MAP: How Much Snow Has Fallen in Annandale?
Del. Kaye Kory (D-38th) updates residents on power outages and Dominion Virginia Power's status.
Wednesday, March 6
Editor's note: The following update is from Del. Kaye Kory (D-38th) on Dominion Virginia Power and their repair updates. It is reprinted with permission. Updated 3:56 p.m. According to another update from Del. Kaye Kory (D-38th), heavy, wet snow is falling in much of Dominion Power's service territory with particularly heavy snow falling in the far western suburbs of Richmond and Northern Virginia. The snow is accompanied by increasing winds. Dominion Virginia Power said its crews and trucks were prepared for the storm and are responding to power outages as quickly as it is safe to do so. Driving conditions remain hazardous in much of Dominion's service territory. Residents are reminded to stay away from downed power lines and avoid …
Snow accumulation forecast increased in Fairfax County; winter storm warning continues through 3 a.m. Thursday.
Fairfax County Public Schools are closed Wednesday due to snow. The Office of Personnel Management also announced early Wednesday that federal employees do not have to report to work , and emergency and telework employees should follow their agency's policies. According to a Facebook post from the system, the following school activities are also canceled Wednesday: • extracurricular activities • interscholastic contests • team practices • field trips • middle school after-school programs • professional learning and training courses • all adult and community education classes • recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS FCPS School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are also closed. Northern Virginia …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Snowfall tracker plus information about delays, closings, traffic and other helpful information.
Update Wednesday 4:00 p.m. According to an update from Del. Kaye Kory (D-38th), heavy, wet snow is falling in much of Dominion Power's service territory with particularly heavy snow falling in the far western suburbs of Richmond and Northern Virginia. The snow is accompanied by increasing winds. Dominion Virginia Power said its crews and trucks were prepared for the storm and are responding to power outages as quickly as it is safe to do so. Driving conditions remain hazardous in much of Dominion's service territory. Residents are reminded to stay away from downed power lines and avoid driving in hazardous conditions if at all possible. Winds will peak late Wednesday afternoon with gusts up to 45 mph possible across Dominion’s service …
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 …