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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 02/29/2008

Forecast: Windy Transition to March

By Camden Walker

WeatherCamWindy conditions will make today and tomorrow -- the first day of March -- feel pretty chilly. But the weekend should end on a calmer, milder note. Aside from a little light rain tonight, we can expect dry conditions until next Tuesday when a pretty intense storm may impact the region.

TODAY

Breezy, p.m. rain. Low to mid 40s. Starting off mostly cloudy, and chilly, temperatures will warm into the low to mid 40s. Late in the afternoon, skies will cloud over and the winds will pick up. Some light rain could affect the western suburbs by the evening rush.

A passing cold front will give us some spotty light rain overnight, possibly mixing with a bit of snow in the outlying north and west suburbs (towards Leesburg and Frederick). Before the front passes, winds will be out of the southwest upwards of 15-25mph, shifting to out of the northwest by morning . Temperatures will cool into the mid 30s. While overnight rain chances are pretty high, amounts will probably be modest -- at around 0.10".

TOMORROW

Clearing but windy. Middle 40s. Skies will clear as the sun rises on Saturday morning. Bundle up, though! The wind will be whipping out of the west northwest around 20mph throughout the day. High temperatures will climb well into the 40s, but a harsh wind chill will make it feel like the 30s.

Overnight, temperatures cool to the upper 20s to near freezing. Moderate winds will persist, so it will be on the blustery side.

Keep reading for the forecast through Sunday and beyond. How warm will it get next week?

SUNDAY

Sunny, lower 50s. Temperatures will attempt an upswing on Sunday, up and over 50 degrees. It may not feel balmy, but the diminishing winds will likely tickle your fancy. Skies will be generally clear. All in all a very good day to get in a little "Spring Training" before your sports league starts playing again. It is March, now, after all!

A LOOK AHEAD

Mostly sunny and quite mild conditions are expected Monday. Southwest winds could bump our temperature up to near 60!

Tuesday rain is likely as a potent storm approaches from the southwest. Temperatures will probably hover in the middle 50s. This energetic storm could trigger a crack of thunder along with gustier winds. Colder air arrives Tuesday night, with rain continuing, that may mix with or briefly change to snow before ending, especially the closer you get to the mountains.

By Camden Walker  | February 29, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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