Washington D.C. Forecast: Cooler air returning to town

Tonight:Clear and Colder Lows: 30s to Near 40 Wind: NW 10 m.p.h. Tuesday:Sunny, Breezy and Cooler Highs: Around 50 Wind: NW 10-15 m.p.h. Wednesday:Mostly Sunny Highs: Around 50 Wind: Light

The strong cold front that pummeled parts of the upper Midwest yesterday and passed through our area early this morning, has passed well east of our region. Quickly clearing skies and gusty winds developed behind the front. Those winds heated the air is came down the eastern slopes of the mountains this afternoon and allowed temperatures to rise close to 70 degrees in many areas. As the next area of high pressure builds into the area, colder air will arrive.

We expect a return to cooler than average temperatures along with mostly sunny skies tomorrow and Wednesday. Partly cloudy skies will develop on Thursday. By Friday, the next cold front will be moving in to the mid-Atlantic states. This will result in increasing cloudiness on Friday with a slight chance of showers late in the afternoon. Showers become a bit more likely Friday and Saturday. Another push of unseasonably cold air, along with strong winds are forecast to arrive on Sunday.