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D.C. Weather Forecast: Seasonable End to 2013

December 31, 2013 - 04:40 AM
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A dry and seasonable last day of the year.

This Morning:
Mostly cloudy
Temperatures: 30s
Wind: SE 5 mph
This Afternoon:
Becoming mostly sunny and breezy
Highs: Low to mid 40s
Wind: NW 10-20 mph
Mainly clear and cold
Lows: 20s
Wind: N 5-10 mph
On this last day of 2013, skies will start out cloudy, but will clear by midday. It will be another breezy day, but seasonable, with highs in the low to mid 40s. Winds will subside late this evening and temperatures will fall into the low 30s, as we ring in the New Year at midnight. The first day of 2014 brings a mix of clouds and sun (more clouds North) and highs, again, in the low to mid 40s. By Thursday, a strong cold front will slide east, as Gulf moisture streams up the East coast. An area of low pressure will develop off the Carolina coast and race northeast. Most of Thursday will be dry, but by the evening rush a light rain/snow mix will develop. Temperatures will start to drop and a transition to all snow will take place. As the bitterly cold air slides in, and moisture wraps around the low, snow will continue overnight Thursday and taper off early Friday morning. It's still too early to determine accumulations, but a few inches are possible. The big weather headline by Friday will be the coldest air of the season. Temperatures on Friday will be in the 20s, but with strong northwesterly winds, wind chill values will only be in the single digits and teens. It stays cold Saturday with highs in the low 30s and then temperatures climb into the low 40s by Sunday, as another weak front approaches bringing the chance of light/rain snow. Happy New Year!
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