QUICK FORECAST:

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, breezy and chilly. High: 47.

Tuesday Night: Clear to partly cloudy & cold. Low: 32.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy & pleasant. High: 50.

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FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Tuesday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy, breezy and chilly with highs in the mid 40s. Wind chills will remain in the 20s and 30s all day.

In the aftermath of the rain over the weekend, river flooding is still ongoing but the Potomac River has crested in Georgetown and is now receding.

Wednesday will be one more dry day to savor with partly cloudy skies and highs around 50.

Our break from rain lasts for two more days before more showers and periods of rain return starting Thursday afternoon.

The next big weather system arrives late Thursday, bringing with it more showers and periods of rain. Click here to learn more about the rain on the way.

DETAILED FORECAST:

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, breezy and chilly. Highs: 44 - 48. Winds: NW 10 - 15.

Tuesday Night: Clear to partly cloudy & cold. Lows: 25 - 34. Winds: NW 5 - 10.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy & pleasant. Highs: 46 - 51. Winds: S - 10.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK:

A wet pattern returns to finish the work week as a big low pressure system tracks into the Mid-Atlantic. This will bring showers/rain to the area starting late Thursday, lasting through Friday and clearing some time Friday night. Friday turns unseasonably warm with highs in the 60s! App users click here.

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The winter solstice is on Friday at 5:23 PM. Christmas is just around the corner as well! Click here to see DC's odds of a white Christmas.

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Thursday: Increasing cloudiness, windy & mild. PM rain & showers. Highs in the low to mid 50s.

Friday: Cloudy, windy and warm with rain, showers & t-storms. highs in the low to mid 60s.

Saturday: Returning partly sunny, windy at times and not as warm. Mountain snow showers. Highs on either side of 50 degrees.

Sunday: Partly cloudy and chilly. Highs in the upper 40s.

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