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 the Fredericksburg area, 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, with Monday expected to see a high of 49 degrees and clear skies, according to the NWS.

Tuesday's high is expected to be 47 degrees. Chances for precipitation increase throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service.  Rain is likely before 10 p.m., then rain and snow -- but only about 3/4 inch.

Wednesday, temperatures drop to a high of 38 degrees. An 90 percent possibility for rain and/or snow continues through the day, decreasing to 60 percent for Wednesday evening.

Thursday is expected to be partly cloudy, with highs near 39.

By Friday, temperatures warm up into the mid 40s, with sunny skies.

Temperatures increase to highs of 50 degrees and sunny for the weekend, according to the NWS forecast.

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