PM Update: Race to Stay Warm
More chilled air and wind on Wednesday
Our early taste of winter continues today as clouds hang tough and highs have struggled to get much above 50. Winds, gusting over 40 mph, are adding an extra chill to the air as well. Watch out for blowing debris on roadways during the commute home.
Tonight: If you are headed out to the High Heel Race in Dupont Circle at 9 p.m., you may want to throw on a coat -- it will be cold and windy with temperatures falling through the 40s. As the night wears on, clouds will remain overhead and temperatures will drop to near freezing in the coldest suburbs and the upper 30s in D.C. Winds will diminish a bit after midnight, but remain gusty from the northwest.
Tomorrow: Wednesday will start mostly cloudy, with a slight risk of a passing shower or snowflake (better odds of each as you head west). For the rest of the day, expect skies to clear a bit and temperatures to remain cold as gusty winds continue. Look for highs in the upper 40s to low 50s and winds from the northwest gusting as high as 35 mph during the day.
Snow: Yesterday's surprise rain in the area has become an historic October snowstorm for some places to our north. Portions of Pennsylvania and New York are starting to dig out from as much as a foot (highest totals in the mountains) of the frozen white stuff. Snow has been reported all the way to the coast in places like Toms River, New Jersey. NWS Mount Holly meteorologists even reported snowflakes the size of pancakes!
See Matt's full forecast through the warmer weekend.
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