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Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:03AM

Window Rattling Waker-Upper

Nothing like 65 mph wind gusts to rattle you awake in the middle of the night! The wind becomes less threatening today only to return again with gusts in the 50 mph range tonight. Another fast moving clipper zips through the Ohio Valley today and off the Mid-Atlantic coast Thursday. We'll have a few flurries as a result tomorrow morning. Otherwise the story is the wind and cold followed by some moderation this weekend.

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Hi: 34 Lo: 25

A few clouds; Frigid start; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty becoming southwest

Hi: 36 Lo: 23

Partly to mostly cloudy; Morning flurries; Chilly; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty in the AM, diminishing in the PM

Hi: 35 Lo: 24

Mostly to partly cloudy; Cold; Decreasing clouds Fri. night; NW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 42 Lo: 30

Mostly clear; Milder after a chilly start

Hi: 45 Lo: 35

Generally cloudy; Some light rain possible in the PM

Further Out

Monday - Mostly cloudy; Periods of light rain until evening; High in the upper 40s; Low in the lower 30s
Tuesday - Decreasing clouds; Cooler; High in the mid 40s; Low in the upper 20s

Forecast Discussion

Temperatures in the teens combined with a very strong northwest wind produce wind chill values in the subzero category this morning. The core of the cold moves east quickly today as the wind turns more westerly. Abundant sunshine and afternoon "warmth" (i.e. above freezing) results in some decent snow melt.

A clipper system moving through the Ohio Valley drags another cold front through the area tomorrow morning. The wind picks up again overnight and some flurries fly first thing tomorrow morning. Perhaps the mountain tops pick up a quick skiff of snow in the morning, but that would be it.

Thursday and Friday remain cold with lots of clouds as high pressure starts building to our west and heads east over the weekend. We'll get a slow reprieve of the unseasonable chill Saturday as a southerly wind returns.

The next front approaches from the west Monday. Clouds returns late Saturday night and light rain develops late Sunday. We don't expect much rain, but it continues on and off Monday. Colder air wraps into the tail end of the system early Tuesday morning with some light snow or a rain/snow mix possible at it ends.


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