From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: March's chilly start continues with snow possible by midweek

March 3, 2013 - 11:40 AM
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The weekend is finishing with another exceptionally windy and chilly day.  Under mostly cloudy skies, highs will again hover around 40 degrees but feel like the low 30s.  Monday will be sunnier, but still quite chilly.

This Afternoon: Partly Cloudy, Windy, & Chilly, Flurries Likely

Highs: 38-42 | Wind: NW 10-20/G 30 mph

Tonight: Partly Cloudy & Cold, Still Breezy

Lows: 23-28 | Wind: NW 10-15/G 25 mph

Monday: Sunny & Breezy, Still Chilly

Highs: 41-46 | Wind: NW 15-20/G 30 mph

While there were a few peeks of sunshine yesterday, there was little else to recommend on what was an unrelievedly chilly and dreary day.  The high temperature at Reagan National was a mere 39 degrees and with winds gusting to 24 mph, the wind chill values stayed in the 20s all day long.   Not since March 4, 2009 had a March day not managed to reach 40 degrees.

Today is dawned even colder than yesterday. And with the same low pressure system in the Canadian Maritimes sending more clouds and cold air our way, there is little improvement over Saturday's chill.  Winds are gusting to 30 mph and temperatures are struggling into the upper 30s under mostly cloudy skies.

For some cheer, look for Monday to be mostly sunny as high pressure arrives for a brief visit.  Tomorrow will still be breezy and chilly however with highs only in the lower 40s.  Thereafter, weather models show the potential for a coastal storm Tuesday night through Wednesday that could bring the area a mix of rain and snow.  Stay warm and enjoy your Sunday!

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