After getting walloped by a winter storm during the week, anyone heading out this weekend in the D.C. area should prepare to face a blast of cold air.
Layer on your winter gear because temperatures are running 10-15 degrees below normal before factoring in the wind chill, Storm Team4 Meteorologist Briana Bermensolo said.
On Saturday, highs will reach the low 30s and may only go a degree above freezing.
As winds gust up to 30 mph, feels-like temperatures will stay in the teens and 20s.
It will be sunny and dry — so you can bundle up, get outside and enjoy your weekend plans.
Drive and walk carefully, though: Freezing conditions meeting slush left over from winter storms could create some slippery or icy conditions. Any wet-looking spot could be ice.
Sunday will be the better day to get outside. The cold won’t be as biting but you’ll still want a warm coat, gloves, hat and scarf. D.C., Maryland and Virginia will have lighter winds and highs in the mid- to upper 30s.
By the Monday morning commute, there could be a wintry mix falling in the D.C. area, followed by a switch to rain for the afternoon drive.
If you’re feeling done with winter, there’s good news in the forecast: Temperatures will warm throughout the week, possibly reaching the upper 50s to near 60 on Wednesday and Thursday — great weather for hiking or dining outdoors.
Stay with Storm Team4 for the latest forecast