From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: Quiet today, COLD Friday

January 1, 2014 - 11:15 AM
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Seasonable conditions are expected today but big changes lie ahead with light snow Thursday night and bone chilling temperatures Friday.

This Afternoon:
Partly Sunny
Highs: Mid 40s
Wind: S 3-5 m.p.h.
Tonight:
Partly Cloudy, Cold
Lows: Upper 20s to Low 30s
Wind: Light
Thursday:
Mostly Cloudy, Light Rain by Afternoon, Change to Snow after Sunset
Highs: Low 40s
Precipitation: 60%

High pressure will filter over the region today making for plenty of sunshine and seasonable temperatures to start the New Year. Temperatures should reach the mid to upper 40s. Tonight, skies will remain partly cloudy and temperatures cold in the upper 20s in the suburbs to mid 30s downtown.

Thursday will experience increasing cloudiness as an area of low pressure moves in from the south and west. Temperatures will remain around average in the mid 40s. Light rain will be possible by the late afternoon as the system moves into the D.C. area. After sunset, a change to light snow is still possible with minor accumulations into Friday morning. As of now, only about an inch or two is expected, with the highest accumulations north of D.C.

The majority of the day Friday will be cold and gusty, as temperatures will fall into the 20s and winds will make it feel like the teens. Friday night into Saturday morning may be the coldest night of the winter so far with lows in the teens in town and possibly single digits in the far western suburbs. Highs will reach the mid 30s Saturday and warm to the mid and upper 40s Sunday.

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