A long stretch of dry weather is ahead for the D.C. area and a warming trend is on the way, but some of the chilliest temperatures of the winter set in early Thursday morning.
Today: Becoming partly to mostly sunny
Wind: SW 3-8 mph
Overnight: Clear and cold
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and breezy at times
Wind: W 10-15 mph
Morning cloudiness will clear as skies become partly sunny and eventually mostly sunny by this afternoon. Temperatures will remain slightly below average for a couple more days before a modest warming trend begins this weekend. Guidance is also suggesting we are at the beginning of a long stretch of dry weather.Brian van de Graaff gathered some interesting climate data.
**The average temperature for 2012 was 61.5 degrees, which completely blew away 1991 as the warmest year on record for Washington. (1991 was 60.2 degrees) Read more in the latest Stormwatch 7 blog post here.
The NOAA outlook into the second week of January looks like a cinch for more above average temperatures.