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
- Partly Cloudy, Cold, Windy
- Lows: 8-17
- Wind: W 10-15/G 25 mph
- 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!