Inauguration Update: Pomp, Circumstance & Chill
Partly sunny skies shined down on the millions who filled America's capital city today. The sunshine -- more than originally forecast -- ever so slightly took the edge off of a chilly noontime temperature at Reagan National Airport of 28, and an even chillier wind chill of 17. It wasn't the coldest January swearing in (Reagan, 1985, 7°F). But it certainly wasn't the warmest (Reagan, 1981, 55°F).
This Afternoon and Tonight: Bundle up -- whether you're heading out for an Inaugural Ball, or just a low-key dinner. From afternoon highs near 30, evening temperatures will drop through the 20s as winds subside a touch. But still, a breeze around 10 mph will be enough to keep wind chills in the teens. Overnight skies should be mostly cloudy with air temperatures dipping to lows in the mid-to-upper teens.
Tomorrow: Expect little to no improvement in temperatures. Under partly sunny skies, highs should max out around 30. Wind chills? Stuck in the teens to low 20s, even though a 10-15 mph morning breeze should diminish in the afternoon.
See Matt Rogers' forecast through the weekend.
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