Northern Virginia could see a warm, damp start to the week, according to the National Weather Service. There is also a possibility for fog early Monday morning. The weather forecast predicts a 40 percent chance of rain Monday, with the possibility of seeing a thunderstorm.
It's a warm start to the week, with some areas seeing highs Monday in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. The possibility for rain continues with a 50 percent chance Monday night.
A cold front brings temperatures down into the low 50s for a high on Tuesday, still warmer than the average temperature in the high 40s for December.
Wednesday may be the chilliest day this week, with a high of about 48 degrees under partly cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Sunny skies prevail on Thursday and Friday and temperatures increase with highs Thursday about 51 degrees and Friday about 55 degrees, according to the weather service.
This week the sun rises around 7:15 a.m. and sets at around 4:47 p.m.
The last shooting star cluster before New Year's is the Geminid Meteor Shower, expected to peak in the pre-dawn hours after midnight between Thursday and Saturday. The new moon guarantees a dark sky on the peak night of the Geminid shower, according to earthsky.org.