D.C. commuters are surprised by a snow shower as they cross K Street NW on Jan. 9. (Robert Miller/The Washington Post)

Today was the end of a very long above-average temperature streak that began Dec. 13. If you were out much of the day, you’d be hard pressed to believe that it was warmer than normal! That’s because temperatures near 50 late this morning fell off into the 30s before sunset. And then you add in the gusty wind — biting. It’s also probably a good idea to get used to it.

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Through Tonight: A couple of snow showers continue across the area through the evening. The odds are best north and west, but a few flakes could flutter just about anywhere. Wind chills are in the 20s in the early evening, falling to the teens overnight, where they’ll stay until midmorning. Lows range from about 22 to 27. Winds are out of the northwest, around 15 to 20 mph, with higher gusts.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Thursday): The sun will shine, but it won’t do too much to warm us up. Winds that were already strong are likely to increase a bit more, which means they will be sustained at 20 to 30 mph, with gusts past 40 or 45 mph. Wind chills rise out of the teens and into the 20s by midday, with temperatures reaching highs in the mid-30s to around 40.

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Winter is here: The same northwest flow that delivered us some snow squalls today is causing a significant snow event in the mountains to our west.

Winter storm warnings are up for far-western Maryland and parts of West Virginia through midday Thursday in spots. The highest totals are expected to be in the 6-to-10-inch range, as cold temperatures and high winds send wind chills to minus-10 at times.

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