DC: Record Warmth on the Way

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
December 20, 2013; 12:35 AM ET
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Much higher temperatures will continue to move into Washington, D.C., into the weekend.

Record-challenging warmth is possible on Sunday with temperatures forecast to climb into the 70s.

As warmer, more moist air moves in, episodes of fog are possible around the regionwhich could slow travel.

Heavy rain will stay well north and west of Washington, D.C. through the day Sunday.

According to AccuWeather.com Long Range Expert Paul Pastelok, "With the anticipated weather now through the end of the month, temperatures for December may average close to normal."

As of Dec. 18, temperatures have averaged 1.0 degrees below the normal of 41.3 degrees for the month to date.

Pastelok expects the weather pattern to erase much of this local temperature deficit by the end of the month with well above-average warmth forecast late this week into the weekend.

"There will still be a few chilly episodes later in the month, but not to the extreme of what we have experienced during late November into early December," Pastelok stated.

The warmup will not mean an end to potential snowstorms for the upcoming winter.

Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking about the snowstorm and weather leading up to Christmas.

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