This Week's Weather: Chance of 'Snowquester' Midweek?

Week will start out sunny, 45 degrees.

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.

James March 04, 2013 at 04:01 PM
'Snowquester' being derived from the govt. sequestration is one of those asinine synonyms like "flip flop" being used. It's lame, unimaginative, and droll.
Chuck Stein March 04, 2013 at 04:16 PM
If its the "Snowquester," that means we'll get only half an inch of snow, yet everyone will freak out like typical DC panic-mongers. Maybe we'll even attract some loons here POSTING ANGRY MESSAGES IN CAPS.
Cookie March 05, 2013 at 08:56 AM
I don't look forward to this event. 2010 brought down many powerlines in Mt. Vernon. No power for 4 days. As soon as the snowplow made a swipe we headed to the nearest hotel suffering from extreme exhaustion. We shoveled a path to our SUV and cleared around it and stayed inside to keep warm with a full tank of gas for 3 days. We were outside basically the entire time during this event. We saw all that snow drop at 2" an hour for 24 hours and then some. I never want to experience and extreme event like that again without no power. I will never forgot that event. We were lucky to have survived. I don't know how my neighbors made it with no power. House was as cold inside as it was outside. I PRAY DOMINION POWER IS ON IT THIS TIME. SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS. Good luck community. God Bless.


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