A look both ahead and back at weekend weather
The cold front forecast by the models to come through this weekend will actually show up on our doorstep Friday evening sans precipitation. This one will be weaker than originally thought, thus this upcoming weekend’s weather won’t change much from what we’ve seen this week. The southerly winds of today (Thursday) and Friday will swap back around to the north and the late week high temperatures in the low 80′s (F) will drop back into the upper 70′s, but that’s about the extent of the next front’s effects.
Compare that to last weekend’s cold frontal passage which ushered in this autumnal weather. The wild and woolly conditions brought about by that abrupt airmass change are illustrated in this link from the Sterling NWS office. The radar loop of that event coupled with a graphic showing the weather warnings issued for northern Virginia are provided along with an explanation of the events as they occurred.
Meanwhile the weather early next week looks to be a bit wetter than this week’s picture-perfect conditions. The following forecast graphic for next Tuesday morning would be of grave concern to forecasters for a major snowstorm if this was a January setup…but alas for the snow-lovers this is September and all will be rain.