What a day! Thunderstorms rocked the region, the mercury spiked and then reversed course as winds raged. Less volatile, dry weather arrives this weekend, but it’s still more more like March than late January. Saturday’s a good 10 degrees warmer than average, and even Sunday’s temps are a notch above the norm.
Through Tonight: It’s a bit blustery this evening, but the gusty wind from the west at 10-20 mph (gusting to 25-30) gradually ramps down overnight. Temperatures also steadily drop, bottoming out from 33-39 (suburbs-city). Wind chills will fall from the 40s this evening to near freezing by morning.
The weekend: Both days feature partly to mostly sunny skies and a breeze (10-15 mph, with some higher gusts). Saturday’s on the mild side, with highs in the mid-50s. Partly cloudy and turning chilly Saturday night, with lows from the upper 20s to low 30s (downtown). Sunday’s noticeably cooler than Saturday, with highs in the mid-40s.
Rainfall totals: The showers and thunderstorms which punched through the region this morning generally dropped 0.25-0.75” of rain although there were pockets of higher (northeast of the District) and lower amounts (west of the District). At the airports, Reagan National received 0.63”, Dulles 0.19” and BWI 0.89”.