This wind has long outstayed its welcome, continuing to whip around at a decent clip of 15 to 20 mph with gusts around 30 mph this afternoon. Thankfully, winds will subside some tonight, but remain breezy. It’ll be colder than last night, and by the time we wake up tomorrow morning, temperatures in the 20s will remind us that it’s still astronomical winter. Your Monday looks much the same as today, albeit with diminishing winds, especially late.
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Through tonight: Temperatures quickly drop through the 40s this evening, and by the time we tuck into bed, readings will be in the 30s. Northerly winds tail off into the 10 to 15 mph range, with gusts ranging from 20 to as high as 25 mph. Temperatures ultimately tumble into the mid- to upper 20s in the suburbs under mostly clear skies and to near 30 downtown, although the wind chill drops into the upper teens to near 20.
View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post.
Tomorrow (Monday): After a cold, blustery start, Monday brings much of the same. We’re talking mostly sunny and seasonably cool once again (perhaps a few degrees cooler than today, though), as highs generally reach the upper 40s. Winds are northerly and continue blowing in the 10 to 15 mph range with gusts around 20 mph throughout the morning and much of the afternoon, but they diminish a bit late in the day, averaging around 10 mph with gusts between 15 and 20 mph.
Anniversary of record-breaking March 5 snowstorm: Tomorrow marks the three-year anniversary of a late-season snowfall that broke records across the D.C. area. On March 5, 2015, all three major airports set new daily snowfall records: Reagan National, with 4.8 inches; Dulles International, with 9.4 inches; and Baltimore-Washington International, with 6.2 inches. For more, check out Capital Weather Gang’s recap of the event.
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