Washington D.C. Forecast: Still mild today, but a colder week with a threat of snow lies ahead

This Afternoon:Partly Cloudy, Mild, Late Day Rain/Snow Highs: 49-62 Wind: N 5-10 mph Tonight:Rain & Snow Showers Likely, Colder Lows: 28-35 Precipitation: 60% Chance Rain/Snow Monday:Mostly Sunny, Windy, & Cold Highs: 40-45 Wind: NW 15-20/G 30 mph

It was an especially mild morning in the immediate metro area with temperatures near 50 degrees.{ } And with winds continuing from the southwest, our 5-day streak of mild, snow-melting{ }days will likely last through today.{ } Highs are expected near 60,{ }falling within the 56 to 69 degree range of this past week.{ } Cooler readings are likely north and west with highs in the lower 50s.{ } Alas, the balminess is about to end.{ }{ }A cold front will begin to move south from Pennsylvania today, spreading clouds, rain and snow showers overnight, and a shifting winds to the northwest.{ } And while little to no snow accumulation is expected, winter's return will be palpably clear.

For while Monday will see high pressure back in place with plenty of sunshine, { }winds gusting to 30 mph will make high temperatures in the low 40s{ } feel much colder.{ } The chill will be with us through the rest of the week with some snow showers possible on Tuesday and some accumulating snow on Wednesday.{ } Daytime highs in the 30s and nighttime lows in the low 20s mean that the last week of meteorological winter will keep its frigid identity to the very end!