Unlike the rather balmy first part of this long holiday weekend, today will be cloudier, much chillier and very windy. Look for highs today only in the low 40s with wind chills in the 30s.
This Afternoon: Partly Cloudy, Windy, Cold
Highs: 43-47 | Wind: NW 15-25/G 35
Tonight: Mostly Clear & Cold
Lows: 25-32 | Wind: W 10-15 mph
Sunday: Mostly Sunny, Cool, Not as Windy
Highs: 44-48 | Wind: SW 5-10 mph
Our charmed Thanksgiving weekend weather came to an abrupt end overnight as blustery northwesterly winds brought chillier air and made for a bumpy night! With winds gusting over 30 mph, any loose outdoor objects easily became airborne. Wind chills were in the 20s and 30s early this morning and won't be rising much higher today. For while the high temperatures should reach the low 40s and some sun will mix with the clouds, the gusty winds will keep the apparent temperatures in the 30s.
The winds will subside tonight and under mostly clear skies, the mercury will plummet. With readings expected in the upper 20s, the city of Washington could experience its first freeze of the season. The chill will continue tomorrow with highs again in the low to mid 40s. But under mostly sunny skies and with winds from the southwest, Sunday won't feel quite as cold. However prospects for any warmth this coming week are slim: after our 5 day run of above average readings, next week will see daytime highs only in the mid 40s to around 50, well below the 55 degree highs we should be enjoying.