D.C. Forecast: Sunny, seasonable Sunday makes way for rain or sleet on Christmas Eve

This Afternoon: Sunny & Seasonable, Less Windy

Highs: 45-50 | Wind: SW 5-10 mph

Tonight: Partly Cloudy & Chilly

Lows: 25-34 | Wind: NW 5 mph

Monday: Mostly Cloudy, Rain/Sleet Possible

Highs: 40-44 | Precipitation: 60% Chance

After a blustery day that drew attention for its bursts of intense wind and testing of the durability of Christmas decorations, today{ }is far{ }more tranquil.{ } Peak wind gusts on Saturday ranged from 43 mph{ }at Reagan National to 51 mph at Dulles Airport. The daytime high of 45 matched the seasonal norm, but marked the second coldest day in what has been a much warmer than normal month.{ } High pressure and plenty of sunshine should make for a{ }comfortable Sunday with highs{ }in the upper 40s{ }and light winds from the southwest.

A system moving through the Tennessee Valley will impact our area on Monday with a bit of sleet possible in what otherwise will be a rain event.{ } Christmas Day will feature a return to high pressure, if just for a day, with sunshine and highs in the upper 40s.{ } A more potent system from the south will move up the coast on Wednesday, bringing a mixed bag of precipitation to the mid-Atlantic and northeast.{ } The models suggest mostly rain for the D.C. area, with freezing rain or sleet possible at the outset.{ } Snow could fall at the higher elevations and closer to the Mason Dixon Line.{ } Enjoy this pleasant Sunday and your holiday!