D.C. Weather Forecast: Some Sunshine and a Brief Warm up!

      This Afternoon: Partly Sunny

      Highs: Mid to Upper 50s | Wind: W 5-15

      Tonight: Fair Skies

      Lows: Upper 30s | Wind: S 5-8

      Thursday: Mostly Cloudy, a few showers

      Highs: Around 50 | Precipitation: A few showers or flurries late

      Westerly winds are helping to dry us out a bit today after a soggy Tuesday.{} They are allowing the sunshine to pop out today and the temperatures to warm up briefly.{} You can see on the visible satellite the low pressure system is offshore now and we are surrounded by clouds elsewhere.{}

      Visible Satellite

      Highs today will reach the mid to upper 50s. Tonight, temperatures will cool back into the{}30s in the suburbs to near 40 degrees in the city.{}Seasonal temperatures will be the story on Thursday with highs around the 50 degree mark. A weak disturbance will track around an upper-level low{}situated north of D.C. bringing with it the chance for a few sprinkles or even flurries by tomorrow afternoon.

      Much cooler weather is anticipated beyond{}Thursday, with highs in the mid 40s by Friday under partly sunny skies. The weekend looks downright chilly with highs in the low 40s Saturday and upper 30s{}come Sunday.{}