Friday could be the perfect day to stay inside with hot cocoa and a bowl of soup as a blast of arctic air hits the Washington, D.C., area.
Heavy winter gear will be needed to spend any time outdoors this weekend — but the D.C. area will largely stay dry, even as a winter storm rolls over areas to the south.
Bundle up against temperatures in the teens and single-digit wind chills.
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Things won’t warm up much on Friday afternoon. Everyone will be in the 20s all day, with wind chills in the teens.
Winter Storm to Hit Central, Southern Virginia
A winter storm will fly south of the D.C. area early Saturday. It will have little impact near D.C.
There is a small chance that southern Maryland and the Northern Neck of Virginia could get a coating of snow overnight.
Any significant accumulations will be confined to the Virginia Beach and Norfolk areas, where a winter storm warning is in effect from Friday morning to Saturday morning.
Weekend Weather and 10-Day Forecast for D.C. Area
Saturday is set to remain freezing cold. Highs may reach 30° amid partly to mostly sunny skies and a breeze.
Sunday will be cold and dry, with highs in the 30s. Monday will have more sunshine and temperatures getting close to 40°.
The next weather front will arrive Tuesday with a 60% rain chance. If it gets cold enough, a wintry mix is possible.