D.C. Weather Forecast: Coolish Start to the Week, but Warming up for the Holiday.

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This Afternoon: Partly Sunny

Highs: Low to mid 50s | Wind: N 5-10

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy

Lows: Upper 30s to Lower 40s | Wind: N 5

Tuesday: Partly Sunny

Highs: Mid 50s | Wind: N 5-10

The clouds versus sun dilemma continues this week as a coastal low near North Carolia and High pressure to our north battle it out to see who wins our weather pattern. The clouds dominate this round, with the sun making an appearance at times this afternoon. Temperatures will stay in the low to mid 50s this afternoon, same place we've been for about a week. The average high at Reagan National is 57 degrees, so we will be a bit below the average yet again.{ } But, good news that we kick off a warming trend by mid-week and will finally flip the scales and see above average temperatures for the latter part of the week.{ } Wednesday is always one of the busiest travel days of the year, and so far it is looking terrific.{ } There are very few weather worries across the Nation.{ } The biggest travel trouble spot will be the Pacific Northwest, where a stream of storms has been pounding the area and will continue the trend on Wednesday.{ } Great for the skiers in the Cascades, not so much for the travelers.{ } Join me at Noon today for the latest forecast on ABC7 or online at{ }{ }