Some recovery by Halloween
*Wind Advisory from 10 a.m. this morning to 2 a.m. tonight*
Perhaps the week of Halloween is the perfect one to experience some bone-chilling conditions. This newly-arrived Canadian air mass is all trick and no treat as it offers up the coldest conditions of the autumn along with more dreary clouds and starting today, very gusty winds. Those winds should howl through today and tomorrow, which will create quite the wind chill effect. At least the cold air is looking as though it will give up the ghost just in time for Halloween day.
Bone-chilling weather. Very windy. 47-51. Low pressure is forecast to strengthen along the Northeast coast today and it will do its best to whip up very strong winds (20-30 mph, gusts to 45 or even higher), generate lots of intermittent clouds, and keep those temperatures suppressed. Some lingering light rain is likely this morning, especially from the District and to the northeast.
Variably cloudy tonight and still breezy (wind from the west at 10-20 mph). A stray shower or snow flurry (north and west) is not out of the question. Lows drop into the 30s (lower 30s suburbs to upper 30s in the city).
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Variable cloudiness and still cool. 49-54. As low pressure exits New England, there will still be some clouds and wind around the area, but not nearly as oppressive as today. Look for winds in the 10-20 mph ballpark and look for clouds to take turns with the sun at times. Temperatures will be about the same as today, but lowered winds and a bit of sun should help the situation.
Wednesday night could see the coldest temperatures of the week as winds start to calm and clouds become even more scarce. Look for lows to drop closer to 30 in the outer suburbs to the middle and upper 30s in the city.
Thursday may start quite cold in the early morning hours, but with the most sunshine of the week so far, it has hopes of making a run for the upper 50s or even touching 60 in the city. Winds should be shifting to a more westerly direction at light levels (5-10 mph). Lows Thursday night should be in the 40s. Confidence: Medium-High
Halloween is forecast to be our warmest day of the week with lower to middle 60s throughout the area. The weather (at least) should be much less frightful with plenty of sunshine and warmer breezes. Lows Friday night in the 40s again or near 50 downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
The weekend is looking better right now with middle to upper 60s on Saturday and mostly sunny skies. Now a cold front is forecast to come through on Saturday and it is supposed to be a dry one, but we know how well that worked yesterday, so there might be a chance of showers (30%) Saturday evening. A cooler day is expected behind the cold front on Sunday with upper 50s to near 60 for highs. Confidence: Medium
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