From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: Still mild today, but a colder week with a threat of snow lies ahead

February 23, 2014 - 12:14 AM
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Look for a partly mostly and mild afternoon with highs near 60.  Rain and snow showers are likely overnight as colder air returns.

This Afternoon:
Partly Cloudy, Mild, Late Day Rain/Snow
Highs: 49-62
Wind: N 5-10 mph
Rain & Snow Showers Likely, Colder
Lows: 28-35
Precipitation: 60% Chance Rain/Snow
Mostly Sunny, Windy, & Cold
Highs: 40-45
Wind: NW 15-20/G 30 mph

It was an especially mild morning in the immediate metro area with temperatures near 50 degrees.  And with winds continuing from the southwest, our 5-day streak of mild, snow-melting days will likely last through today.  Highs are expected near 60, falling within the 56 to 69 degree range of this past week.  Cooler readings are likely north and west with highs in the lower 50s.  Alas, the balminess is about to end.  A cold front will begin to move south from Pennsylvania today, spreading clouds, rain and snow showers overnight, and a shifting winds to the northwest.  And while little to no snow accumulation is expected, winter's return will be palpably clear.

For while Monday will see high pressure back in place with plenty of sunshine,  winds gusting to 30 mph will make high temperatures in the low 40s  feel much colder.  The chill will be with us through the rest of the week with some snow showers possible on Tuesday and some accumulating snow on Wednesday.  Daytime highs in the 30s and nighttime lows in the low 20s mean that the last week of meteorological winter will keep its frigid identity to the very end!

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