Clouds and the Washington Monument this morning on the Mall. (Kevin Wolf/Flickr)

It has been a windy Thanksgiving across the area, as most locations saw gusts top 40 mph. A few places gusted even higher than that, especially when you include last night. It was seasonably cool, and the wind chill made it feel even more so, but unless you were flying and dealing with abundant turbulence, the weather could have been much worse. Winds die off a bit through tomorrow, and no precipitation is in the immediate forecast.

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Through tonight: Skies clear as we lose what little daytime heating there is. Winds diminish further with sunset as well, although they’ll stay boisterous overnight, sustained out of the northwest around 10 to 15 mph, which means some gusts are past 30 mph. Lows mainly range from near 30 to the mid-30s.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Friday): Black Friday is much like today but with less wind and probably fewer clouds as well. Some cold air aloft still promotes cloud development during the midday, it just shouldn’t be as expansive. High temperatures are within a few degrees of 50. Winds are out of the northwest around 10 to 15 mph, with higher gusts.

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Gusty: Winds were strong aloft and at the surface today. Here’s a brief look at what they accomplished. Both Reagan National and Baltimore-Washington International Marshall airports topped out with at least 40 mph wind. Dulles International Airport was close to that as well.

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