D.C. Forecast: A seasonably mild weekend, but increasingly cloudy with Sunday showers

This Afternoon: Partly Cloudy, Seasonably Mild

Highs: 50-55 | Wind: SE 5-10 mph

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Slight Chance of Rain

Lows: 36-43 | Wind: SE 5-10 mph

Sunday: Cloudy, PM Showers Likely

Highs: 50-55 | Rain: 60% Chance

With Christmas just 10 days away, it is not looking or feeling quite like it should.{ } With weekend high temperatures likely topping out in the low 50s, this month will continue its much warmer than normal trend - to date, the average is almost seven degrees warmer.{ } There has been just a single day this month when the daily average{ }was{ }colder than normal.{ }

Increasing cloudiness today will{ }signal the retreat of high pressure and the advent of a low from the midwest.{ } A warm front is expected to stall over the D.C. area on Sunday, setting up a series of days when showers will threaten.{ } Temperatures will continue to be seasonably mild through the period as the rain ends on Tuesday and sunnier skies return for the end of the work week.{ } Chillier nighttime temperatures to the far west could lead to some upslope snow showers, but for us, any precipitation early in the week{ }will stay unfrozen and not at all in the Christmas spirit!{ } Still, any rain will be a much appreciated holiday gift as we continue to run a 9-inch rainfall deficit.{ } Enjoy your weekend!