From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Mild start to the work week

December 3, 2012 - 10:13 AM
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Mild temperatures has D.C.feeling more like mid-April than early December.

This Afternoon: Partly Sunny and Mild

Highs: Mid to Upper 60s | Wind: S 5

Tonight: Partly Cloudy

Lows: Around 50 | Wind: S 5

Tuesday: Partly Cloudy, Continued Warm

Highs: Upper 60s | Wind: S 5

Ahh, winter.  Wait, what?!!  Yep. Hard to believe we are starting the first full week of meteorological winter with temperatures more typically seen in Mid April (or Mid-October, take your pick).  With high pressure to our east and a cold front to our west, we are sandwiched in the middle while the two are acting like a conveyor belt of wind pumping in from the south bringing mild temperatures and higher humidity to the Mid-Atlantic.  We will remain in the warm sector for another day before reality sets in.  While these temperatures are well above the average high of 51 at Reagan National, they are just shy today of the record high of 70 degrees.  Tuesday's record high is 76, and I expect we will stay short of a record tomorrow as well.  The Mid-Atlantic is not the only place with a warm up. 

East Coast High Temperatures

Temps are above average across most of the country, with the largest departure in the Upper Midwest.  67 today in Chicago, 70 in Indianapolis, and 76 in St. Louis.  Enjoy it while it lasts!!!


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