The final days of 2021 will be mild in the Washington, D.C., area, before the new year gets off to a rainy start.
Scattered showers Thursday should dry out, with peeks of sunshine possible in the afternoon. Expect above-average temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s.
Friday is looking nice for daytime family celebrations such as Noon Yards Eve. Highs could reach 61° and there will be more sun.
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On New Year’s Eve, there could be some rain before the clock strikes midnight. There's a 40% chance of rain between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m., then rain chances rise to 60% after the ball drops.
New Year’s Day has an 80% chance for rain. A warm front will lift through the D.C. area on Saturday morning, bringing temperatures just above 60°.
Rain chances will linger Sunday and temperatures will fall during the day as a cold front moves in.
By Monday, you’ll need your winter coat and hat again. Highs will be stuck in the 30s amid breezy conditions.
The first full week of 2022 is looking mostly dry, but cool, with highs below 50° through Thursday.