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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 12/ 9/2009

PM Update: Cold front to usher in strong winds

By Ian Livingston

Very chilly on Thursday with gusty westerly breezes

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After last night's dousing of rain (with some snow and sleet thrown into the mix), the daylight hours have been relatively calm. The only story this storm has left is a cold front that should pass through this evening with perhaps a few isolated showers and then strong winds. Highs today reached the low 50s, thanks in part to a southwesterly breeze and a little sun. Get ready for some cold winds... they are on their way for tonight and tomorrow.


Radar: Latest D.C. area radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here or on image to enlarge. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

Through Tonight: The cold front and any isolated showers should be out of here by 8 p.m. or so, and very gusty winds from the west will crank up behind it bringing cold air into the area. Lows range from near 30 to the mid-30s, with wind chills in the 20s. A few gusts near 50 mph are possible behind the front, especially north and west of D.C., maybe enough to cause some isolated downed trees.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Bundle up, it's going to be a chilly one! Mostly sunny skies will be little match for some fresh cold air and strong west winds gusting over 30 mph at times. Highs likely only rise into the upper 30s and around 40, with wind chills closer to freezing or below.

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By Ian Livingston  | December 9, 2009; 3:30 PM ET
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Comments

I kept looking out the window today to see if it was windy, and the wind didn't start until about 5 minutes after the advisory went up. It was a bit creepy.

I've been home from college two days and I'm already bored out of my mind, so I'm thankful that the next few days will be great cuddle-up-on-the-couch-with-a-bunch-of-Netflix-DVDs weather. :^)

Posted by: weatherdudeVA | December 9, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Today we had significant but incomplete melting on the mountain. The sun tried to burn off fog today but never quite succeeded.

Hi temp=42.1, currently 36.1F

I hope the wind doesn't cause many problems locally. I read that wind caused a train derailment in Erie.

Posted by: spgass1 | December 9, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Temp here has increased to 44.2 as winds are coming in.

Posted by: spgass1 | December 9, 2009 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Unable to post today.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | December 9, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Finally got through...I've been getting a "publishing error" message of some sort!

Anyway, maximum snow in Wisconsin thus far has been Madison, 19". State Government offices up there have been closed today.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | December 9, 2009 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Way to go WaPo:

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Posted by: CapitalClimate | December 9, 2009 10:23 PM | Report abuse

I am new to reading the models, but if I am correct, the 00 GFS is now showing a stronger storm; about .5" of precip, but is now showing the entire storm as a rain storm moving in at about 1:00-2:00 pm on Sunday. I hope I am wrong!

Posted by: snowlover | December 10, 2009 2:27 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Erica Pytlovany | December 10, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Erica Pytlovany | December 10, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

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