ABC7 StormWatch with Doug Hill and Jacqui Jeras
7 Day Forecast
12/21/2014High: 45°Low: 32°
Rest of This Afternoon - Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Light and variable winds. Tonight - Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Light and variable winds.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind NW at 0 mph Humidity (midday) 42% Dewpoint (midday) 20° Wind Chill (midday) 42° Sunrise 7:23 AM EST Sunset 4:49 PM EST Moonrise 6:37 AM EST Moonset 4:53 PM EST
12/22/201460%High: 36°Low: 35°
Monday - Sleet likely with a chance of freezing rain in the morning. Rain likely. Highs in the upper 30s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Monday Night - Cloudy. Rain likely...mainly in the evening. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Chance of Precip 60% Wind ENE at 3 mph Humidity (midday) 78% Dewpoint (midday) 29° Wind Chill (midday) 31° Sunrise 7:23 AM EST Sunset 4:49 PM EST Moonrise 7:35 AM EST Moonset 5:55 PM EST
12/23/201430%High: 47°Low: 47°
Tuesday - Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds around 5 mph in the morning...becoming light and variable. Tuesday Night - Rain likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Chance of Precip 30% Wind WNW at 0 mph Humidity (midday) 76% Dewpoint (midday) 40° Wind Chill (midday) 47° Sunrise 7:24 AM EST Sunset 4:50 PM EST Moonrise 8:27 AM EST Moonset 7:02 PM EST
12/24/201490%High: 62°Low: 43°
Wednesday - Rain. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain near 100 percent. Wednesday Night - Rain. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Chance of Precip 90% Wind South at 7 mph Humidity (midday) 83% Dewpoint (midday) 56° Wind Chill (midday) 62° Sunrise 7:24 AM EST Sunset 4:51 PM EST Moonrise 9:15 AM EST Moonset 8:11 PM EST
12/25/2014High: 50°Low: 34°
Christmas Day - Partly sunny. Highs around 50. Thursday Night - Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind West at 13 mph Humidity (midday) 42% Dewpoint (midday) 27° Wind Chill (midday) 50° Sunrise 7:24 AM EST Sunset 4:51 PM EST Moonrise 9:58 AM EST Moonset 9:20 PM EST
12/26/2014High: 52°Low: 38°
Friday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Friday Night - Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind SSW at 2 mph Humidity (midday) 47% Dewpoint (midday) 31° Wind Chill (midday) 52° Sunrise 7:25 AM EST Sunset 4:52 PM EST Moonrise 10:38 AM EST Moonset 10:29 PM EST
12/27/2014High: 52°Low: 36°
Saturday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.
Chance of Precip 20% Wind WSW at 3 mph Humidity (midday) 55% Dewpoint (midday) 35° Wind Chill (midday) 52° Sunrise 7:25 AM EST Sunset 4:52 PM EST Moonrise 11:15 AM EST Moonset 11:37 PM EST
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Today's Forecast Updated Sunday at 11:46 AM
Look for overcast skies to turn partly sunny this afternoon as temperatures hover in the lower 40s. Winds will remain calm as they were yesterday. Rain is likely on Monday with some sleet possible N & W of DC.
- This Afternoon:
- Turning Partly Sunny, Chilly, But Calm
- Highs: 40-44
- Wind: Calm
- Partly Cloudy & Seasonably Cold
- Lows: 28-34
- Wind: Calm
- Chilly, PM Rain Likely, Sleet Possible
- Highs: 38-44
- Rain: NE 5 mph
As if Mother Nature was tipping her hand at what's to come, yesterday's 39 degree reading on the last full day of fall was the second coldest of the month. Temperatures will be marginally higher today, but on this day of the winter solstice - the shortest day of the year with a mere 9 hours and 26 minutes of daylight - the extremely low angle of the sun makes any warmth tough to come by. Still, the all time record high for this date, a balmy 72, was set just one year ago today. And by Wednesday of this week, a warm front is expected to push the thermometer into the 60s. So warm hopes spring eternal even at this lowest point in the astronomical year! Overcast skies are expected to brighten today as high pressure continues to influence our weather. Look for highs in the low 40s with calm winds. A low pressure system will begin making its way up the coast tomorrow, likely bringing rain to the DC area by afternoon. Some sleet and freezing rain are possible in areas to the north and west. Showers could occur again Tuesday and are a near certainly on Wednesday as a warm front drives temperatures into the lower 60s. In the wake of what could be some significant rain, a cold front will sweep through on Christmas Eve bringing mostly sunny, drier, but windy conditions on Christmas Day. Look for highs around 50 on both Thursday and Friday. Enjoy your holiday!