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

      {}{} 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.