PM Update: Cold winds keep on blowing
It sure felt like winter out there today. Despite a fair amount of sun intermixed with some cloudier periods, temperatures have only risen into the mid-and-upper 30s for highs. And don't let those numbers fool you, when you add in winds sustained above 20-25 mph much of the day, wind chills have been even lower. Hopefully you're getting used to it, as even though today might have been the peak of the winds, it's going to stay breezy and cold for a while still.
Through Tonight: We'll see passing clouds into the evening and maybe even a flurry or two. The overnight is partly-to-mostly cloudy. Winds remain pretty strong, though they back off a bit from today. They're sustained around 15 mph with gusts mainly into the 20-30 mph range. Lows reach the numbing mid-20s most spots, maybe upper 20s downtown.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): A mostly cloudy start gives way to some breaks during the day. Overall, we're probably partly cloudy on the whole. Winds from the northwest kick up a bit again, sustained from 15-20 mph with gusts past 30 mph. Highs don't feel too high, making it to only the mid-and-upper 30s.
Wintry winds: Wind gusts at the major reporting stations in the area have been surpassing 30 mph most of the day. Peak gusts have clocked in at 38 mph at both National and Dulles airports, with 44 mph at Baltimore-Washington. In the high country to our west, winds and snow are combining to create whiteout conditions across parts of the W.Va. and Md. peaks. In portions of West Virginia, blizzard warnings have been issued.
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