It was a hang-on-to-your-hat kind of day. Gusts between 30 and 40 mph helped make it the windiest inauguration since President Ronald Reagan’s in 1985. Other than a few mood-enhancing snowflakes and the clouds that brought them, the day still managed to end up slightly above normal, with temperatures in the mid-40s. As winds die off and clear skies dominate, a cold one is ahead.

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Through tonight: The bubbly clouds of the day dissipate with sunset. Overnight, mostly clear. Lows range from the low 20s in the coldest spots north and west to the upper 20s in the city. Winds diminish quite a bit after dark, becoming light and variable overnight.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Sunshine is nearly wall-to-wall, which equates to a darn nice day in January. Warmer winds from the southwest help pump high temperatures to and past 50. They’ll gust around 20 mph at times.

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Tropical snow: Add Hawaii to the list of places that has seen more snow than us lately. A couple inches accumulated on the highest peaks of the volcanoes on the Big Island. While it’s not too infrequent to see snow in Hawaii, it’s always something to see.

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