D.C. Forecast: Sunny & mild today, wintry by Tuesday

This Afternoon:Sunny, Windy, & Cool Highs: 60-65 Wind: W 10-20/G 30 mph Tonight:Clear & Cold Lows: 30-37 Wind: W 10-15 mph Monday:Mostly Sunny, Cool, & Breezy Highs: 54=59 Wind: SW 10-15 mph

It is surprisingly and wonderfully warm at midday on this Sunday with temperatures in the 60s.{ } As a cold front prepares to move through this afternoon, look for winds to pick up substantially with gusts as high as 30 mph.{ } Some stratus clouds will appear and temperatures will start to fall into the 50s. The winds will abate some tonight, but it will be{ }cold as radiational cooling could drop readings into the low to mid 30s.{ } Veterans' Day should be similar to today, if not quite as breezy.{ } Highs will again be near 60 under mostly sunny skies.

But after two days of seasonably mild weather, arctic air will make for a rude awakening on Tuesday.{ } Late Monday, a second cold front will arrive bringing an early taste of winter.{ } Rain and snow showers could fall into Tuesday afternoon as highs rise only to the low 40s and nighttime lows drop into the 20s.{ } After yet another atypically cold day on Wednesday, temperatures will begin to moderate late in the week with highs on{ }Friday and Saturday{ }rising to the mid to upper 50s.{ } It will{ }be time{ }to thaw out after an early blast from Old Man Winter!

NOTE: Tomorrow will be the 26th anniversary of the infamous Veterans' Day snowstorm on 1987.{ } While the day before was a balmy 60 degrees, that Monday saw a forecast of rain quickly change to one of rapidly accumulating snow.{ } When the{ }flakes finally stopped falling late that night, almost a foot had fallen at National Airport and nearly 17 inches in Prince George's County.{ } It was the most snow ever to fall in November in DC history.