From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: Near-average before a BIG change

November 20, 2013 - 11:10 PM
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Clouds will be on the increase over the next few days but so will temperatures before a bitter blast from Canada arrives.

Overnight:
Partly Cloudy, Chilly
Lows: 20s to Upper 30s
Wind: NE 5 m.p.h.
Thursday:
Partly Sunny to Mostly Cloudy
Highs: Low 50s
Wind: SE 5 m.p.h.
Friday:
Mostly Cloudy, Showers After Sunset
Highs: Upper 50s
Wind: SW 4-8 m.p.h.

The huge area of cold and dry high pressure is still holding strong along the east coast. It will slowly drift to the south and east and as it does, it will take the core of the coldest and driest air with it. This will allow a brief warming trend with a little more cloudiness tomorrow. On Friday, we will see the warmest air we are going to see for a while. Southwesterly winds will increase a bit ahead of the next cold front. We will also see increasing cloudiness during the day as temperatures climb into the upper 50s.

On Saturday, as the cold front crosses the area, scattered showers are possible. Temperatures will remain in the 50s but may begin to fall during the afternoon, as the leading edge of the colder air arrives. And then on Sunday…almost a full month before winter officially begins, we will get a jolt of mid-winter cold. Listen to this forecast for Sunday, “ Variably cloudy, WINDY and COLD with highs only in the middle to upper 30s. Strong winds will keep Wind Chill Temperatures in the 20s for a good part of the day.” Enough said?

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