From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Turning back the brr! Brighter, milder days ahead

December 1, 2013 - 11:23 AM
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Look for a mostly sunny, still chilly, but more comfortable day than Saturday with highs in the mid to upper 40s.  Even milder days are ahead with readings in the low 50s.

This Afternoon:
Mostly Sunny, Not Quite as Chill
Highs: 44-48
Wind: SW 5 mph
Tonight:
Mostly Cloudy & Chilly
Lows: 22-32
Wind: SW 5 mph
Monday:
Mostly Cloudy, A Bit Milder
Highs: 45-50
Wind: NE 5 mph

Topping out at a mere 39 degrees, yesterday's exceptional chill marked the teeth-chattering end to a full seven days of temperatures anywhere from 4 to 17 degrees below average.  And while today will not be even remotely spring-like, we will begin to turn back the brr,  if only a little!  With the benefit of southwesterly winds and mostly sunny skies, the mercury will begin its climb back to more seasonable  numbers.  Today's mid to upper 40s readings will still be shy of the 52 degree average high for the date, but it will feel more comfortable than we've experienced of late.  After a mostly cloudy Monday, sunnier skies are likely through midweek with daytime highs right around the 50 degree mark  Other than a slight chance of showers Monday night as a coastal low tracks northward, the next rain likely won't arrive until late Thursday.  With highs in the mid to upper 50s, showers are likely on Friday and then again on a cooler Saturday.

NOTE: The Atlantic hurricane season ended yesterday with a grateful whimper.  Not since 1982 had there been such little tropical cyclone activity.  There were a mere 13 named storms, only 2 of which became minimal (Category 1) hurricanes.  Neither of them - Humberto and Ingrid - made landfall in the U.S.  Only Tropical Storm Andrea reached the U.S. back in June.

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