Forecast: Clearing & Cool Before Big Chill
Today: Turning partly sunny. Breezy early. 38-42. | Tonight: Partly cloudy and cool. 22-27. | Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Some clouds late? 38-42. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
We're in for a couple of run-of-the-mill winter days before a sharp arctic blast overtakes our area. By week's end be ready to bundle up as some of the coldest air of the season will put quite the chill in the bones. We may manage to see some flurries or snow showers during the coming week, but as of yet there's no big storm on the maps.
Today (Sunday): Any lingering showers should be well clear of the area by the time you read this. As low pressure moves off, morning skies should become partly sunny and stay that way through the day. Winds will be breezy from the northwest (gusts to near 25 mph) before slackening in the afternoon, and highs will only reach the upper 30s to near 40. Confidence: High
Tonight: For the overnight, expect partly cloudy skies overhead. Lows will bottom out mostly in the mid 20s, maybe some low 20s in some of the colder suburbs. Winds will be light -- less than 10 mph -- out of the north or northwest. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast through your work week...
Tomorrow (Monday): Monday looks like a repeat performance of today. Sunny skies will be prevalent for the majority of the day and afternoon highs will make the upper 30s to around 40. Some clouds may begin to enter the area later in the day as our next weather system begins to approach. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: Clouds will be on the increase as a cold front approaches from our west. Maybe this system sets off some flurries during the night, though I don't expect you'll need your snow brush in the morning. Lows in the upper 20s in the District with some mid 20s sprinkled about the suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High
Tuesday sees the cold front pass through, giving us a chance of some flurries or snow showers, but probably nothing more. A good amount of cloud cover will probably help keep highs to the mid-to-upper 30s. Confidence: Medium
Wednesday brings with it the onset of our much anticipated cold blast. Temperatures may struggle to reach 30.
Another clipper system could come through around the Wednesday night-Thursday period. For now it doesn't look like anything more significant than some snow showers or light snow, but we'll keep our eye on things just in case. Continued cold on Thursday with highs probably in the upper 20s to near 30.
The mercury may really dip on Friday when highs could potentially fail to get past the low 20s.
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