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Springlike to Wintry: Frigid, Cold Returns to the DC Area

Storm Team4 says Thursday is ideal for time outside, but rain and cold will return by night

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Thursday could be our last 70° day of the year. It would be our fourth 70° this November. On average, the D.C. area hits 70° once every three Decembers, and the last time was in 2015, Storm Team4 Meteorologist Chuck Bell says.

Rain, then plummeting temperatures, hit the region due to a cold front crossing the D.C. area on Thursday evening. The rain hit heaviest through parts of Fairfax County, Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer Said.

Friday is the time for your winter gear to shine. It is set to be windy, cold and dry with temperatures starting in the mid-30s and wind chills below freezing. The wind chills may be the coldest we have seen this season, Kammerer said.

Highs are only expected to reach the upper 40s.

The weekend outlook is chilly and dry. Saturday will be the colder half, with sunshine, and Sunday will be cloudy but a bit milder. 

Thanksgiving Week Forecast

Next week will start with a 60% chance of showers on Monday, but anyone traveling for Thanksgiving in the D.C. area shouldn’t have major weather worries.

It will be cold and windy on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thanksgiving Day weather is looking good for staying cozy inside or throwing around a football. Expect highs in the low to mid-50s and no big chance for rain, then similar weather on Black Friday.

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