From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Chilly, warm, & cold again in a week of weather whiplash

March 9, 2014 - 11:49 AM
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Look for a mostly sunny, breezy, and chilly day with highs in the 40s to near 50.  Saturday's warmth will be back Monday & Tuesday.

This Afternoon:
Turning Mostly Sunny, Breezy, Chilly
Highs: 45-51
Wind: NW 10-15/G 20 mph
Tonight:
Mostly Cloudy & Chilly
Lows: 34-38
Wind: N 5 mph
Monday:
Mostly Cloudy & Warmer
Highs: 60-63
Wind: SW 5-10 mph

At long last, we had a genuinely comfortable day!  Saturday's 67 degree high at Reagan National marked the 2nd warmest day this calendar year.  Only the 69 degree reading back on February 21st was toastier.  However a cold front,  now to our south, has brought a temporary halt to the heat.  For while it is seasonably cool today with most areas in the 40s, breezy northwesterly winds are producing wind chills in the low 30s.  Under mostly sunny the mercury should top out in the mid  to upper 40s with winds gusting to 20 mph and above.

Our fortunes reverse on Monday as high pressure over the south will set up a southwesterly flow.  The warmer air will bring back the 60s for both Monday and Tuesday.  The pendulum will swing again on Wednesday as colder air drops down from Canada, bringing with it the likelihood of a cold rain, highs in the 30sand 40s, and the possibility of some snow. Thereafter, in what will be a week of weather whiplash, temperatures will start to moderate again with highs nearing 60 by Saturday.

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