By Mary Ann Barton
Northern Virginia could experience a smorgasbord of weather this week, from balmy temps to rain, and then possibly a wintry mix starting Sunday, forecasters say.
Temperatures are expected to reach into the 60s on Thursday and Friday with about a 60 percent chance of rain from Thursday night into Friday night.
The temperatures then take a plunge over the weekend, according to forecasters.
"The season’s first shot for accumulating frozen precipitation is appearing in long-range model simulations. As arctic air seeps into the region this coming weekend, a wave of low pressure will approach from the southwest. This combination means we have a chance of snow, ice, and/or rain next Sunday into Monday."
Here's what other forecasters are saying:
The Weather Channel forecasts a 30 percent chance of a "wintry mix" Sunday, a 30 percent chance of a "freezing drizzle" Monday and a 60 percent of "snow showers" Tuesday.
The National Weather Service predicts a 30 percent (increasing to 50 percent for Sunday night) chance of rain and snow Sunday, changing to a 40 percent chance for rain on Monday.