D.C. Weather Forecast: A brief chill, then back to the warmth

This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny

Highs: Mid 40s | Wind: N 5-10

Tonight: Increasing Clouds

Lows: Upper 20s to Low 30s. | Wind: S 5

Friday: Mostly Cloudy

Highs: Low 50s | Wind: SW 5-10

A MUCH cooler airmass has settled into the Washington, D.C. area today, but the break from mild temperatures won't last long.{ } High pressure cleared away the clouds and brought a chilly start to the day. In fact, this morning temps have been running about 20-35 degrees colder than yesterday morning.{ }{ }

Morning Temperature Change

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{ } Afternoon temps will be about 5 degrees below average highs, but by tonight, our high starts to slip eastward and an approaching front from the west will bring in cloudiness overnight and into Friday.{ }{ }Some computer models are picking up a little light rain north and west of the metro, but just clouds I think for the WJLA viewing area. In addition, the warmer temperatures will return.{ } Low 50s for Friday and 60s this weekend. The cloudy theme sticks through the weekend and into early next week.{ } Best chances of rain on Sunday and Monday.{ } Then the temps will drop back down into the 40s for highs.

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