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Cool, Quiet Weather Ahead

Dan Stillman @ 2:50 PM

With no major storms on the horizon, we turn our attention to fluctuations in temperature and wind. We'll go from cool and breezy today, to colder and more windy tomorrow and Friday, to warmer and less windy over the weekend.

Pictured: Yesterday's sunset from Tysons Corner. By photographer Kevin Ambrose.


Forecast Confidence: HighSunny, seasonal. Mostly sunny and breezy with high temperatures near normal, in the upper 40s to near 50. Tonight, increasing clouds, lows 30-35.


Forecast Confidence: Medium-HighPartly cloudy, becoming windy. Highs should reach the mid 40s as a reinforcing shot of cold, dry air works its way into the area. The wind will pick up, especially in the afternoon, and can't rule out the chance of a late-day flurry. Overnight, windy and cold with a chance of flurries. Lows in the low-to-mid 20s, and wind chills in the teens and single digits.


Forecast Confidence: HighBundle up. Despite mostly sunny skies, it will be windy and very cold with highs struggling into the mid 30s and wind chills stuck in the 20s. Overnight, mostly clear with gradually diminishing winds. Lows in the low 20s in town, mid-to-upper teens in the burbs.

The Weekend

Forecast Confidence: Medium-HighWarming, less windy. Saturday should be partly to mostly sunny with noticeably lighter winds and highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Saturday night, clear and not as cold, lows near 30 in town and low-to-mid 20s in the burbs. Sunday, mostly sunny early, maybe increasing clouds later in the day, highs near 50.

Here's to a Healthy Winter

Now that cold weather has arrived, I'm finding myself less motivated to walk to my favorite lunch spot and more likely to hop in the car. And I get the feeling I'm not the only allowing falling temperatures to push me into a less active lifestyle.

The Detroit Free Press offers advice on how to stay fit this time of year and avoid the winter blues, while the Atlanta Journal Constitution notes the importance of choosing the right clothing for cold-weather workouts. Rounding out the winter health beat, the Daily Herald answers several frequently asked questions about the impact of cold weather on how we feel.

Meanwhile, those looking to get their exercise on the slopes should be pleased with the current cold spell, which should support snowmaking efforts at the mountain resorts. Mother Nature will also offer help in the form of mountain snow showers tonight through early Friday. Keep track of MidAtlantic ski conditions at, which reports that lift tickets at Maryland's Wisp Resort are only $7 this Sunday and Monday.

What about you? Do your exercising habits change when winter sets in?

Pictured: A pair of joggers brave wintry conditions near the Tidal Basin in January 2005. By photographer Kevin Ambrose.

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