Reston, VA

xmas tree 1There will be no dashing through the snow this weekend. No sleigh bells or Jack Frost, either.

There may, however, be some driving with the top down to do your Christmas shopping.

Weather forecasters are predicting highs of nearly 70 degrees — more than 20 degrees above normal — for Saturday and Sunday.

Here is what the Capital Weather Gang is saying:

Saturday is a delight from start to finish. There should be plenty of sun with some occasional clouds passing by. Breezes start to pick up from the southwest and help push highs to mid-to-upper 60s. The sunset comes much too early but with readings still in the 60s in the evening it is hard to find fault. Clouds begin to build in overnight. Lows only fall to the upper 40s to lower 50s.

Skies on Sunday have a veil of high clouds. A warm wind from the south provides a good chance that some areas could hit record highs as temperatures peak in the mid-60s to around 70. Clouds are likely to increase in the evening as a storm in the Mississippi Valley starts to fire up and head our way. Overnight lows only drop to the low-to-mid 50s.

Could this mean a mild winter in Northern Virginia? The Capital Weather gang says expect a “run-of-the-mill” season with a few snow events.

But for now, enjoy the last taste of fall.


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