Clouds ruled the day as a cold front approached the region. Despite that, temperatures weren’t far from normal, with highs rising to around 60 in much of the area. The rain moving through this evening is on the front end of a cold front that delivers the chilliest day of the year so far Friday. And if you feel cold, just remember it’s a preview of things to come.

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Through tonight: Rain will continue to move eastward, enveloping the whole area. It’ll last into late evening in most spots — perhaps 7 p.m. way west to 9 p.m. in the city, and as late as midnight to the southeast. It shouldn’t be a lot of rain, with most folks picking up about a tenth to two-tenths of an inch. Late at night, it will clear and turn breezy with winds out of the northwest around 10 to 15 mph and higher gusts. Lows range from 32 to 38.

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Tomorrow (Friday): We’ll wake up to some serious wind chills, perhaps in the teens in some spots and widespread 20s for the rest of the area. Wind chills will rise only to the 30s during the day as winds gust out of the northwest. Those winds are sustained at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts past 30 mph. On the bright side, it’s partly to mostly sunny, but a few clouds float by as well. Actual highs aim for the mid-40s or so.

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Brrr! Our first day with highs in the 40s seems likely Friday. Early? Not quite. About right on time, per the past 30 years. The average first day in the 40s in the city is Nov. 10. Out west at Dulles, it’s Nov. 6.

A beautiful sunrise: High clouds moved in at just the right time to create a fiery sunrise this morning. The red skies also foretold the evening rain.

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