Tuesday's soaking, wind-driven rain will be replaced by drier weather on Wednesday, but it will be chilly.
Temperatures will be slow to rebound to the low 50s Wednesday afternoon after a near-record cold morning in the district.
"A noticeably cooler day is in store despite plenty of sunshine on Wednesday," Senior Meteorologist Carl Erickson said. "Northerly breezes will put an extra chill in the air."
The winds will gradually taper off toward Wednesday evening, but a warm jacket or sweatshirt may come in handy if you are heading out for a walk or dinner.
Dry weather will prevail into Thursday and Friday as highs slowly rebound into the lower 60s.
Conditions will improve across the Northeast on Friday as this week's nor'easter shifts away from the region.
Sunshine and cooler temperatures will be seen around Los Angeles for the weekend and into early next week.
Temperatures will gradually rise into the weekend in Chicago.
Dallas is facing a week of abundant sunshine as temperatures climb well above seasonal averages for this time of year.
A siege of Pacific storms will continue to drench and blast the coastal Northwest into next week and will be joined by Ana.
The remnants of Tropical Depression 9 will move over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula through Friday, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds. Another system nearby bears watching.
New England (1785)
Four day rains put Merrimac River in NH and MA to greatest flood height ever known -- extensive bridge and mill damage.
Mid-Atlantic Coast (1878)
Hurricane did extensive damage in NC, VA, MD, NJ and PA. "Philadelphia's worst" -- 84 mph wind gust at Cape May, NJ; 28.82" pressure at Annapolis, MD.
Bar Harbor, ME (1947)
Wind-driven forest fires destroyed homes and medical research institute. 17 died; $30 million damage.