PM Update: Hold Onto Your Hat, If You've Still Got It
Lighter but still gusty winds continue through Friday
Winds gusting between 45 and 55 mph in the immediate metro area, and even higher to the north and west, created bad hair for some and minor to moderate damage for others. On the bright side, the winds have been relatively warm compared to other windstorms this winter. Downsloping gusts off the mountains mixed with mostly sunny skies to create highs in the upper 50s to near 60.
Tonight: Strong winds continue into evening, with some gusts still over 40 mph. Winds diminish a bit overnight but remain gusty, especially early. Otherwise, look for clear skies with lows dropping to the mid-30s most spots, perhaps upper 30s downtown.
Tomorrow (Friday): Mostly clear skies continue. Winds will be lighter Friday and diminishing late, but much of the day will present opportunities for gusts from the northwest up to 30 mph or so. Highs? Right around 50 into the low 50s.
Any snow chances on the horizon? See Josh Larson's forecast into next week.
How 'Bout Them Winds: D.C. area residents love to talk about wind. Maybe that's because there's no snow around? Twitter user lauraolin says: Wind is so crazy in D.C. today, I had to hold down my skirt to prevent having a Marilyn Monroe moment. Then there's gbgeek, who clearly needs to read CWG: Should have checked the weather. My hairdo is unprepared for today's wind strength. See more tweets, and share your stories from today in our comment section.
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