Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Cooler Start, but Warmer End.

This Afternoon:Mostly Sunny and Warmer Highs: Mid 50s Wind: SW 5-10 Tonight:Mostly Clear, Still Chilly Lows: Near 60 Wind: S 5-10 Friday:Mostly Sunny and Mild Highs: Low 60s Wind: SSW 10

The last gasp of the arctic blast arrived this morning with temperatures in the teens to low 30s.{ } Quite a range, with clear skies.{ } Calmer winds made it feel a little better than yesterday.{ } But, the arctic air starts to slide east and that means a nice warm up is in store.{ }

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Afternoon Forecast

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The high will pump in winds from the SW today and bring a return of 50 degree temperatures. Our average high is 59, so we will still be a touch cool, but beautiful with descending air and sunny skies.{ } More sun tomorrow and getting into the upper 50s to lower 60s.{ }

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Highs Today

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By Friday night, some clouds and even a bring sprinkle is possible through Saturday morning, but Saturday itself looks pleasant in the mid 60s.{ } Another chance of rain sneaks in late Sunday and Monday as a strong cold front approaches the area. It will be another blast of cold air and temps in the 40s again for highs by the middle of next week.{ } Sound familiar?