Today's Forecast

FROM ABC7’S BRIAN van de GRAAFF

FLOOD WATCH through the afternoon for part of the region w/ several inches of rain possible.

What a toasty first weekend of winter!

What an amazing first weekend of winter. While Sunday was not nearly as sun-filled as Saturday both featured record-breaking daytime highs. Today we transition back to the current season as a cold front swinging through lead to periods of rain, some possible heavy. In fact parts of the metro region are under a Flood Watch through the afternoon. Skies dry from west to east with southern Maryland seeing rain linger into the end of the day. Temperatures will be mildest this morning, (60°), before falling through the 50s during the day. Christmas Eve will be noticeably colder with highs struggling to make 40º under a mix of clouds and sun. A flurry or sprinkle is possible. Christmas Day brings the return of sunshine but it will remain crisp with highs in the upper 30s. Temperatures will slowly moderate toward the end of the week. Have a great day!

** Saturday Records     ACTUAL HIGH SATURDAY (New Records)
Reagan: 68º in 1923     72º
Dulles: 60º in 1971        70º
BWI: 62º in 2001             71º

**Sunday Records          ACTUAL HIGH SATURDAY (New Records)
Reagan: 72º in 1889      72º* (Tied)
Dulles: 67º in 1984         71º
BWI: 70º in 1889              71º

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TODAY: Periods of Rain, Some Heavy, Tapering by Afternoon w/ Falling Temps
Highs: 60° Early falling through the 50s
Wind: S to N 5-15 mph

OVERNIGHT: Partly Cloudy, Much Colder
Lows: 30º-37º
Wind: NW 10-15 mph

CHRISTMAS EVE: Mix Clouds & Sun, Breezy & Much Cooler, Passing Snow Shower/Flurries
Highs: Low 40s
Wind: NW 10-20 mph

CHRISTMAS DAY Mostly Sunny, But Chilly
Highs: Upper 30s

THURSDAY: Sun Fades by Afternoon Clouds, Milder
Highs: Mid 40s

FRIDAY: Partly to Mostly Sunny, Seasonable
Highs: Low to Mid 40s
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High/Low Yesterday: *72º(tie) /57º
Precipitation: 0.24”
Normal High/Low: 45º/31º
Record High/Low: 71º (1990) / 7º (1989)

SUNRISE: 7:24AM | SUNSET: 4:51PM