Most of the week's forecast is for sunny skies, but freezing rain and sleet will greet commuters Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service is predicting a 70 percent chance of freezing rain and sleet for Northern Virginia just before 9 a.m. — in time to snarl the morning commute after a three-day weekend.
The rest of Tuesday looks cloudy, with winds up to 15 MPH and temperatures climbing to 51 degrees.
Skies clear and temperatures take a dip on Wednesday with a high of 37 degrees and probably making it feel even chillier, winds up to 22 MPH.
Thursday is looking good, sunny skies with warmer temperatures, a high of 42 degrees and less wind. Thursday night, clouds roll in and forecasters say Northern Virginia will see a 30 percent chance of snow. (The Weather Channel gives it a 60 percent chance and is calling for a wintry mix, rather than snow, into Friday).
Friday's forecast includes a 40 percent chance of rain, freezing rain and sleet, with a high of 41 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
For Saturday and Sunday, forecasters predict temperatures will be in the 40s with clouds Saturday and sun on Sunday.