From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Sunshine and seasonably cool today, then rain and a much milder Monday

February 10, 2013 - 11:45 AM
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Look for a partly sunny and seasonable day with much lighter winds than Saturday.  Daytime highs should reach the mid  40s.  Rain is likely tonight and early Monday.

This Afternoon: Partly Sunny, A Bit Milder, Light Winds

Highs: 44-46 | Wind: S 5-10 mph

Tonight: Rain Likely, Cool

Lows: 32-37 | Rain: 100% Chance

Monday: Morning Rain, Quite Mild, Breezy

Highs: 56-63 | Wind: S 10-15 mph/G 25

Despite the brilliant blue skies yesterday, there was no escaping the chill.  Before the winds subsided in the afternoon, it was an especially cold day with wind chills in the 20s.  But the churning snow storm in New England  responsible for our gusty winds - the  peak gust at Reagan was 43 mph -  is now well out to sea,  We now have a calmer and somewaht more comfortable day with light winds from the south, partly sunny skies, and temperatures headed for the mid 40s.

A cold front is poised to cross the DC area after midnight bringing with it the likelihood of showers.  With milder air in place, the precipitation should be all rain with the possible exception of some areas in the Potomac Highlands.  The rain should continue into Monday morning to be followed by mostly cloudy skies and a rather pleasant warmup: daytime highs tomorrow could reach the upper 50s, making for the mildest day this month.  Since January 30th and 31st when the daytime highs were 72 and 66, respectively, it has been a chilly start to February with highs only in the 30s and 40s.  Enjoy your Sunday! 

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