- Photo: Phil Anctil
This Afternoon: Partly Cloudy & Cool
Highs: 45-49 | Wind: W 5-10 mph
Tonight: Clearing Skies, Turning Breezy
Lows: 29-35 | Wind: NW 10-15 mph
Monday: Sunny & Breezy, Seasonable
Highs: 41-46 | Wind: NW 10-15/G 25 mph
After a beautiful winter's day on Saturday when the high reached 46 at Reagan National, today is a bit cloudier but likely to be a few degrees warmer. A warm front moved through the area overnight, dropping some light rain and a few snowflakes - and there was some black ice earlier today - but this Playoff Sunday will be dry. A cold front tonight will switch winds from the south to the northwest, bringing in breezy and somewhat cooler conditions for Monday; highs tomorrow will likely stay in the lower 40s. Thereafter, a zonal flow across the U.S. will bring relatively mild temperatures through the rest of the week. With daytime highs projected in the low to mid 50s - and thus at least 10 degrees above normal during what is climatologically the coldest time of the year - it will seem that winter is on holiday!
This much milder than normal winter has also been relatively snow-free with just 0.2 inches tallied to date. It has in fact been nearly two years since any significant snow has fallen in DC. It was way back on January 26, 2011 when a 5-inch snowfall made for difficult travel. Enjoy your Sunday!