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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 12/29/2009

PM Update: Whipping winds to subside

By Ian Livingston

Temperatures moderate a bit; Late-week storm?

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Any way you slice it, today was pretty darn cold. Highs struggled to near freezing or just above in many spots, but that's only part of the story for anyone outside. Winds gusting up to around 40 mph have sent wind chills into the teens at times. The gusty winds finally begin to subside this evening before weakening substantially overnight.

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Through Tonight: Winds continue to gust to around 25 or 30 mph into the evening, before weakening overnight. Otherwise it's mostly clear and still very cold. Temperatures tumble to lows in the upper teens and lower 20s.

Tomorrow (Wednesday): After a frigid and mostly sunny start, temperatures moderate slightly under increasingly cloudy skies. Highs reach a bit higher than today with readings making it to the mid-and-upper 30s. Winds will be much weaker so it should feel a good deal warmer even if it's still quite cold.

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By Ian Livingston  | December 29, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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it hurts outside!!! ugh

Posted by: Camden-CapitalWeatherGang | December 29, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

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