Chilly air started the week and will end the week around Washington, D.C.
The leading edge of chilly air will arrive Thursday evening. By Friday, the area will feel like late November with winds gusting to around 40 mph and RealFeel® temperatures in the 40s.
Brisk and chilly conditions will stick around through Sunday, but both days of the weekend should bring a good deal of sunshine. Temperatures will recover to near 60 on Sunday, but winds will be a factor in outdoor activities.
A reinforcing push of chilly air is slated to move in during the middle of next week and could bring another step down into the coldest air of the season so far.
As far as any snow on the nearby horizon, there can be some of the white stuff accumulating over northern upstate New York and northern New England Sunday into Monday, but not around Washington, D.C. At least not just yet.
Showers will return early in the week with milder, drier weather is in store for the weekend.
With below-average temperatures in recent weeks, Detroit will see warmer, milder weather as temperatures begin to rise early next week.
After a brief bout with cooler air over the weekend, temperatures will rise back into the 40s early next week.
Recent snow and wind combined with mild air on Saturday will set the stage for avalanches into Monday.
The brutally cold winter of 2013-14 has put a dent in the invasive insect population, but it won't be a total wipeout.
The long-lasting and relentless winter season has broken seasonal maintenance expenditure records across much of the U.S.
Upper Midwest and Great Lakes (1987)
Amazing Warmth... Location Temperature Sioux Falls, SD 78 Minneapolis, MN 73 Madison, WI 70 Rochester, MN 69 Duluth, MN 69 Toronto, Ontario 64 All temperatures are the highest for early in the season
Des Moines, IA (1990)
Severe ice storm left 270,000 people without power. Rural areas outside Des Moines had no power for a week.
Buffalo, NY (1983)
High was 76 degrees -- shattered old record of 60 degrees set in 1973.