From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Wintry mix & blustery winds today; warm up by midweek

February 15, 2014 - 01:02 PM
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Look for the light snow to end this afternoon, but it will stay blustery and chilly into the overnight hours.

This Afternoon:
Light Snow Ending, Windy & Chilly 
Highs: 34-38
Precipitation: 90% 
Tonight:
Partly Cloudy, Blustery, & Cold
Lows: 19-26
Wind: NW 20-25 mph
Sunday:
Mostly Cloudy, Chilly, Not as Windy
Highs: 32-37
Wind: NW 5-10 mph

Some areas of light rain and snow persist this early afternoon, but they are moving out to the northeast as the storm system heads to New England. Minor accumulations were noted this morning and all Winter Weather Advisories have expired. In the wake of the storm's passage, blustery and cold conditions will be with us for the rest of the day.  Look for highs in the mid to upper 30s.  But with winds gusting to 30 mph, wind chill values will be in the teens and 20s. Those windy conditions will extend through the early evening hours before subsiding some by Sunday morning.  Lows tonight will drop into the upper teens and lower 20s. And unlike last night when melting continued with above freezing readings, all the leftover snow and slush will freeze tonight.  Sunday looks to be less windy with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 30s.

The good news is that a genuine warmup is on the way!  While Monday will again be rather chilly with highs in the 30s, Tuesday could see temperatures in the upper 40s with 50s and even low 60s possible by late in the week.  After the relentless onslaught of snow and cold this past week, the thaw is getting close!

NOTE: Yesterday's 52 degree high at Reagan National was the first day of an above average temperature in the past 8 days.  The almost balmy afternoon saw nearly half of our Thursday snowfall disappear.   Enjoy your Saturday!  

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