D.C. Weather Forecast: Blustery but Pretty

      This Afternoon: Mix of Sun and Clouds

      Highs: Near 40 | Wind Chill: 20s

      Tonight: Mostly Clear and Cold

      Lows: Low to mId 20s | Wind: NW 10-15

      Thursday: Mostly Sunny

      Highs: Around 40 | Wind: W 10-20

      Strong Northwest winds are the weather feature of the day and driving the "feel factor" down today.{} Gusts may reach 30mph at times, so despite temps in the upper 30s to near 40 this afternoon, it will feel like 20s, and even teens tonight.{} Here's the forecast wind chill for the area later today:{}{}

      Forecast Wind Chill 6 PM

      {}Despite the cold, it is a beautiful day.{} A{} nice mix of sunshine and clouds with high pressure settliing into the area giving us a nice break today and tomorrow from the wet and dreary weather.{} By Friday things start changing.{} A strong storm is moving through the plains today and tomorrow bringing as much as a foot or better of snow in Kansas and Nebraska while the south will have severe thunderstorms.{} Depending on timing, we will see clouds and then a wintry mix on Friday before changing to all rain with showers on Saturday and a drier end to the weekend. Keep it on ABC7 for the latest on the end of the week forecast.{} Cherry Blossom Festival is only one month away!!{}