From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: More chill, gusty winds, and a bit of snow

January 25, 2014 - 12:38 PM
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The Big Chill continues with a windy, chilly, and somewhat snowy start to the weekend.  Look for highs around the freezing point, winds gusting to 25 mph, and some light snow showers.

Photo: The Associated Press
This Afternoon:
Cloudy, Cold, Breezy, Snow Showers Possible
Highs: 28-34
Snow: 60% Chance
Tonight:
Partly Cloudy, Cold, Windy
Lows: 8-17
Wind: W 10-15/G 25 mph
Sunday:
Partly Sunny, Cold, Still Breezy
Highs: 24-30
Wind: W 5-10/G 20 mph

Cold as it was this morning - with readings in the teens and low 20s - temperatures were actually 10 to 12 degrees warmer than yesterday at a comparable time.  But while today's temperatures are already higher than yesterday's 24 degree high at DCA and winds are gusting from the south, , there is little apparent warmth: wind chill values are still int he teens and single digits.

After a brutally cold and snowy week, this weekend is offering scant relief.  Look for mostly cloudy skies for the rest of today as a nearby cold front and a low pressure center over the Great Lakes bring the possibility of some light snow showers; by late morning, only a trace of snow was reported in upper Montgomery County and at BWI Marshall Airport. High temperatures today should be near or just slightly above the freezing point -  a reason to cheer since we have been below freezing since early Tuesday morning - but the wind chills will mute any celebration or lighter coat!  Sunday will feature partly sunny skies and chillier readings in the upper 20s.  Monday could be a rather mild day, relatively speaking, with highs in the mid 30s before yet another Arctic blast plunges us back into the teens for Tuesday and Wednesday.

NOTE: The numbing monotony of one cold front after another this past week has now dropped the average temperature for the month to almost 3 degrees below normal.  With the average daily high now on the rise (44) and daylight hours increasing, we unfortunately will not be warming for much of next week.  There is a glimmer of warmth at week's end however, with highs near 40 possible!

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