As December arrived this past week, on most days it hardly seems like winter at all in the Washington metro area. At this time of year one usually envisions brisk temperatures and heavier coats, but instead temps have been highly irregular.
On some days it's winter coats, other days shorts and t-shirts.
Temperatures reached into the high 60s and low 70s (F) in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia for a couple of days this week. On Monday, the 71 degrees broke a previous record of 70 set in 1950, reports the Washington Post.
While people are in the midst of getting ready for the holidays, they have also been out enjoying the unseasonable warm weather. Days typically start off with a chill, but by mid-morning and early afternoon the days are beautiful.
Shoppers come to Old Town Alexandria's Market Square on a Saturday morning. The farmers' market has been held since 1753 and is currently open year-round.
Out on the western side of Fairfax County, Ticonderoga Farms is currently having its Winter Christmas Festival. Over the weekend there were numerous families buying Christmas trees, however many also visited the farm to enjoy the fun.
Morning frost observed this past week in Northern Virginia
While a dip in temperature is to be expected today and tomorrow, according to local weather reports, it will likely feel "seasonable", however, more spring-like temperatures are anticipated to arrive over the weekend.