Choppy water in the Tidal Basin on Jan. 8. (Joe Flood/Flickr)

Temperatures were a bit below normal today, which certainly felt quite chilly despite plentiful sunshine. Most spots rose to right around 40, with high temperature normals running in the low 40s in and around the immediate area. After a seasonably cold one tonight, temperatures turn warmer starting tomorrow.

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Through Tonight: We continue to see high clouds blow by into the evening. They may thicken and lower a bit overnight as lows make the upper 20s in the coldest spots to the mid-30s downtown. Winds are light from the south.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Friday): Clouds are numerous through the day. There could even be a widely scattered shower, especially early in the day and perhaps again around sunset. Highs range from about 52 to 57. Winds are from the south-southwest around 5 to 10 mph.

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January? It felt cold out there today! Probably because it was the first below-normal day of the month, and Washington was running 8.1 degrees above normal for January through yesterday. It was also the first below-normal temperature since Dec. 22! Another run of much warmer-than-normal air is around the corner and lasts until at least midweek next week.

Forecast highs for Sunday from the National Weather Service. These temperatures are about 25 degrees above normal in the region.

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