D.C. Area Weather Forecast: Cold Air Back

Overnight: Clear and Colder Diminishing winds

Lows: 25-31 | Wind: NW 5-10 by morning

Thursday: Mostly Sunny but Chilly

Highs: 41-47 | Wind: Light

Friday: Cloudy, Chance Light Showers

Highs: Near 50 | Rain: 30% Chance Afternoon

No more 70s in sight.{ } The cold front that brought the return of December chill and the sparkling blue skies this afternoon really shows beautifully in this great afternoon satellite picture from the AQUA-MODIS satellite.{ }{ }

Great view from about 400 miles above us.{ } Cold air in for tonight and it will be a chilly but sunny Thursday morning.{ }

By Friday, moisture comes back and enough to bring a few showers into us.{ } A change in the general pattern will likely lead to a big midwest storm late in the weekend and the first chance for some needed general rain for our area by late Monday into Tuesday.