D.C. Forecast: Sunshine and seasonably cool today, then rain and a much milder Monday

This Afternoon: Partly Sunny, A Bit Milder, Light Winds

Highs: 44-46 | Wind: S 5-10 mph

Tonight: Rain Likely, Cool

Lows: 32-37 | Rain: 100% Chance

Monday: Morning Rain, Quite Mild, Breezy

Highs: 56-63 | Wind: S 10-15 mph/G 25

Despite the brilliant blue skies yesterday, there was no escaping{}the chill.{} Before the winds subsided in the afternoon, it was an especially cold day with wind chills in the 20s.{} But the churning snow storm in New England{} responsible for our gusty winds -{}the{} peak gust at Reagan{}was 43 mph -{} is now well out to sea,{} We{}now have{}a calmer and somewaht more comfortable day with light winds from the south, partly sunny skies, and temperatures headed for{}the mid 40s.

A cold front is poised to{}cross the DC area{}after midnight{}bringing with it the likelihood of showers.{}{}With milder air in place, the precipitation should be all rain with the possible exception of some areas in the Potomac Highlands.{} The rain should continue into{}Monday morning to{}be followed by mostly{}cloudy skies and a rather pleasant warmup: daytime highs tomorrow could reach the upper 50s, making for the mildest day this month.{} Since January 30th and 31st when the daytime highs were{}72 and 66, respectively, it has been a chilly{}start to February with highs only in the 30s and 40s.{} Enjoy your Sunday!{}