After a blustery start to the week, milder and more tranquil conditions will settle around Washington, D.C., for the second half of the week.
Much less wind is in store for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The temperature trend will bottom out Wednesday with highs projected to be in the upper 40s.
Highs are forecast to be in the 50s Thursday and cold touch 60 on Friday, provided clouds stay away long enough.
However, the mild weather will not last long.
A potent storm system will affect the area this coming weekend with the chance of rain Saturday, then the potential for high winds on Sunday, bringing in the coldest blast of air so far this season.
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A damaging windstorm is expected to target areas form northern France into Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany from early Thursday morning into Thursday night.
The number of fatalities from the mudslides and flooding in Southern California continues to climb. There are a number of reasons for why people did not heed evacuation warnings.
Storm Fionn, the sixth named windstorm of the season, is already lashing parts of Ireland and the United Kingdom and impacts are expected to continue into Wednesday.
While the weather pattern does not favor widespread heavy rain in the short term, the chance of rainfall does exist for Southern California into the fourth week of January.
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Snow and icy conditions will continue to cause travel concerns across the southern United States into Tuesday night.
Tropical Cyclone Berguitta will pass dangerously close to La Reunion and Mauritius from Wednesday into Thursday and could make a direct strike on the islands.
As temperatures plummet, snow, ice and a rapid freeze-up will pose hazards to travelers across the south-central United States into early Wednesday.