A sunny start to the week could turn quite wintry by midweek in Northern Virginia, according to the National Weather Service.
The Capital Weather Gang predicts a 70 percent chance of 1 inch of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday night, a 45 percent chance of 5 inches or more and a 10 percent chance of 10 inches or more. A Capital Weather Gang reader suggested the name "Snowquester" for the possible midweek winter storm, in honor of the financial sequester that has hit the federal government.
The week starts out sunny though, with Monday expecting to see a high of 45 degrees and clear skies, according to NWS.
Tuesday starts off with a 30 percent chance of rain, with a high of 45 degrees. Chances for precipitation increase throughout the day to 80 percent, according to the National Weather Service, and switch to a wintry mix of rain and/or snow for Tuesday night.
Wednesday, temperatures plunge to a high of 36 degrees. An 80 percent possibility for rain or snow continues through the day, decreasing to 50 percent for Wednesday evening.
The Weather Channel is also calling for winds Tuesday and Wednesday gusting up to 24 miles per hour.
Thursday stays chilly, with temperatures reaching into the 30s for a high, with skies clearing to partly sunny.
By Friday, temperatures warm up into the 40s, with sunny skies.
Temperatures increase to highs of 50 degrees and sunny for the weekend, according to the NWS forecast.