From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Calmer winds and a bit more sun, but still a cold day

November 25, 2012 - 11:12 AM
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After yesterday's bluster and wintry chill, look for today to be a bit sunnier, less windy and not quite as cold.  Highs today should reach the mid to upper 40s then the lower 50s on Monday.

This Afternoon: Turning Partly Sunny, Lighter Winds, Still Quite Cold

Highs: 44-47 | Wind: SW 5-10 mph

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Chilly

Lows: 28-34 | Wind: SW 5-10 mph

Monday: Partly Sunny, Seasonably Cool

Highs: 49-54 | Wind: W 5-10 mph

The contrast between Thanksgiving and yesterday couldn't have been greater.  Gone were the light winds and comfortable temperatures and in their place, blustery winds and wind chills in the 20s!  With a peak wind gust of 41 mph at Reagan National, the biting cold made it difficult to venture outside.  And while we saw no flakes here, minor accumulations of Lake Effect snow dusted the Alleghenies.

Temperatures this Sunday morning are actually lower than yesterday at similar times, but it is far less challenging to be outside.  Winds are relatively light and wind chills not as fierce.  Look for high pressure to dominate today as the cloud cover gradually erodes and light southwesterly winds send the mercury to the mid 40s.  Tomorrow should be the mildest day of the week with partly sunny skies and highs in the low 50s.  Thereafter, a low pressure center will likely spread rain to our area on Tuesday - and a wintry mix is possible near the Mason Dixon Line - to be followed by a succession of sunny, but chilly days with highs only in the 40s for the remainder of the week.

Today might not be as delightful as Thursday and Friday, but this last day of the holiday will be enjoyable nonetheless! 

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