D.C. Forecast: A chilly, blustery Sunday with a bit of snow, then milder on Monday

This Afternoon: Partly Sunny, Blustery, Snow Showers

Highs: 33-36 | Wind: NW 10-20/G 35 mph

Tonight: Mostly Clear, Cold, Breezy

Lows: 18-25 | Wind: NW 10-20 mph

Monday: Mostly Sunny, Milder, Less Windy

Highs: 40-44 | Wind: WSW 5-10 mph

While there were tantalizing hints of spring on Friday, reminders that it is still winter were abundant yesterday and again today.{ } After a high of 60 on Friday, yesterday barely managed to hit 41 at Reagan National and only reached the upper 30s at BWI Marshall and Dulles.{ } Add in some scattered snow showers and flurries, and{ }Friday's{ }flirtation with spring was just that!{ }

This morning{ }was even chillier than yesterday by nearly 10 degrees and felt colder still with winds gusting{ } to 30 mph. With a strong{ }low pressure system churning just off shore and a high pressure center looming to the west,{ } the{ }resulting pressure gradient{ }is keeping it blustery and very cold this Sunday.{ } Under partly sunny skies, look for highs only in the lower 30s and wind chill values in the teens and 20s.{ } With the nearby low pulling in some moisture, there could also be scattered snow showers throughout the day.{ } Far to the west, there is a Winter Weather Advisory for the Potomac Highlands until 5 PM with 2 to 4 inches of snow possible.

The winds will abate only slightly overnight, but Presidents' Day promises to be calmer and more comfortable.{ } Along with{ }winds switching direction to the southwest and dropping to only 5 to 10 mph, temperatures will rise to near 40 tomorrow and skies should be mostly sunny.{ }While not quite spring-like, these chilly days still{ }sport{ }higher sun angles and{ }increased daylight hours and thus remind us that the vernal equinox will arrive soon enough.{ } Hurry March 20th!{ } Enjoy your Sunday.