From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Partly cloudy & cool today begins a week of winter in name only

January 6, 2013 - 11:06 AM
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Look for a partly cloudy day with high temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. A cold front tonight will usher in a sunnier, but cooler and breezier Monday.

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! 

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