PM Update: There's a Cold Wind a Blowin'
More blustery conditions expected Friday
Morning clouds and quick-moving showers transitioned to a partly sunny and increasingly windy afternoon today. Gusts over 30 mph from the northwest are now funneling colder air into the region as highs that topped out in the mid-to-upper 40s fall back through the low-to-mid 40s. An isolated shower or flurry is possible through the rest of the afternoon, especially in the northern and western portions of the area.
Tonight: Cold and gusty winds are the stories of the night. Temperatures fall through the 30s as we drift into evening, and look for overnight lows to range from near 20 in the colder suburbs to mid-20s downtown. When a wind blowing 20 to 25 mph and gusting as high as 40 mph is factored in, wind chill readings in the single digits are possible from time to time.
Tomorrow (Friday): Average highs are creeping toward 50 degrees. Tomorrow however will feature more mid-winter values. Mostly sunny skies may make it look nice outside, but winds continuing to gust near 35 mph combined with highs around 35-40 should make for another jacket and scarf type of day.
See Josh Larson's forecast through the beginning of next week.
Winter Cancel? National Airport recorded a trace of snow yesterday and still stands at 2" for a seasonal total. CWG Chief Meteorologist Jason Samenow recently described the sad situation for snow lovers, noting there is still time for a few more inches of the frozen white stuff. With no significant snow threats currently on the horizon, and meteorological winter just days from ending, is it time to consider this one over? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
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