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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 02/ 5/2009

PM Update: Another Darn Cold Night, Then Warmer

By Dan Stillman

In the teens again tonight; 50s to near 60 for weekend

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The brilliant sun felt warm today behind the windshield of a car or inside an office window. Outside, however, it's just been darn cold. The sun has done nothing to reduce the bitter feel of highs only in the mid-20s, and winds gusting to near 25 mph have kept wind chills in the single digits and teens. Rest assured, however, that relief is on the way.

Webcam: Latest view of D.C. from the Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery. Courtesy National Park Service. Refresh page to update. See this image bigger on our Weather Wall.

Tonight: Winds will let up this evening and become light or even calm at times overnight. But temperatures will be frigid once again with lows in the low-to-mid teens in the burbs and mid-to-upper teens downtown under partly to mostly clear skies.

Tomorrow (Friday): As a warmer air mass begins to move in, mostly sunny skies should help temperatures rebound nicely from morning lows in the teens -- all the way to afternoon highs in the low 40s with light winds. Still kinda cold, but at least a sign of warmer weather to come.

See Josh Larson's forecast into early next week.

Another City in Need of Flinty Chicago Toughness: London's response to snow "is even more hysterical than Washington's," writes Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum, who found herself stuck in the snow that crippled London earlier this week. It was the city's worst snow in 18 years, and while we can barely buy a flake in D.C., apparently more is on the way across the pond.

By Dan Stillman  | February 5, 2009; 3:30 PM ET
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Fares to London are cheap right now. Anyone want to go with me to see some great snow??

Then again, I don't know if I want to miss our warm up on Sunday!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | February 5, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

I was in Morgan County, WV today which is less than 70 miles from my house in Mont. Co. They still have snow cover, the back roads that don't get the sun are still snow covered, and it was 10 at noon.

Posted by: MKadyman | February 5, 2009 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Looks as though we lose our snow potential for an extended period.

The next storm to affect us looks like a week from now--and we are in the warm sector! Thus no snow, but a potential thunderstorm risk. Severe weather is being hinted on Feb. 8-9 for OK, AR, and parts of N. TX. [This will probably stabilize to boring ol' showers by the time it reaches us!]

Posted by: Bombo47jea | February 5, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

We've got the entire gambit above.. snow talk and thunderstorm discussion. nice!

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | February 5, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

next snow/winter threat won't come until maybe the 15th-18th. Whats wrong with thunderstorm talk in Feb?? If we can't have snow, ill take a thunderstorm haha!

Posted by: clintonportis17 | February 5, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

The walk home from the metro tonight was brutal. Can't wait for the warm-up...

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | February 5, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Next chance of snow will be next winter. Starting Sat, the rest of Feb will average 4-6 degrees above average. Any snow in March is followed by warm weather, so I don't count them as part of the yearly total.

Posted by: VaTechBob | February 5, 2009 9:31 PM | Report abuse

@ VaTechBob

Do you enjoy making us all feel bad? :(

I think the latter half of February will produce one snow storm.. but you never know in THIS winter.

Posted by: Snowman_In_Herndon | February 5, 2009 9:35 PM | Report abuse

We will have a snowstorm in second half of Feb...

Posted by: mwelsh | February 5, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

I love snow so I'll still root for a good storm to finish winter off with, but I'm ready for some warmth myself -- looking forward to the weekend.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | February 5, 2009 11:10 PM | Report abuse

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