PM Update: Cold settles in, here to stay
We've seen some wild swings today, huh? Morning temperatures in the 60s, some severe weather, then rapidly falling readings which dipped to near 40 and into the lower 40s many spots. Highs everywhere occurred before or around sunrise, though afternoon temperatures have bounced back a little, to the low-and-mid 40s. Factor in the still gusty, if decreasing, wind from the northwest and you've got a pretty wintry day following the spring-like start. If you were eager for more cold after the last blast, you're in luck. And this time it looks to stick around a while...
Through Tonight: Most of the clouds of today disappear this evening and into the overnight. We're eventually left mostly clear. Lows drop to the mid-and-upper 20s in the coldest suburbs to the lower 30s downtown. Winds that peaked earlier today dwindle to around 5 or 10 mph from the west or northwest, with some higher gusts.
Tomorrow (Thursday): It's going to be one of the chillier days of this young cold season, but only the first in a string of such. At least we'll see a fair amount of sun! Look for mostly sunny skies early and perhaps some increase in clouds prior to sunset. Highs reach near 40 and into the low 40s most spots, with D.C. and southeast maybe reaching the mid-40s. Wind picks back up during the day from the northwest, around 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts. Bundle up!
Wind and rain: It was a windy night last night and that continued into today. Ahead of the front, gusts from the south and southeast near and past 40 mph were common. Behind the front, winds were just as strong if not slightly stronger in some spots. National picked up its peak gust at 11 am, just above 40 mph from the northwest. Dulles and Baltimore-Washington also reached gusts of 40 mph or higher. Gusts past 50 mph were reported in Anne Arundel and Fairfax counties. In addition, a handful of storm reports came in across the area last night and this morning. Rainfall totals in the immediate D.C. area were mostly in the .5" to 1" range, with amounts greater than 1" largely confined to western and northwestern suburbs.
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