*Wind advisory in effect from 10 p.m. Sunday night until 10 a.m. Monday morning*
Did you feel that temperature drop? With a strong cold front passing through the region today, temperatures dropped a good 10 degrees in a matter of minutes. They will continue to drop overnight, but that wonât be the main weather story for us. Weâve got one more batch of drenching rain to get through before strong winds move in overnight.
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Through tonight:Â Pockets of heavy rain will rotate into the area this evening. Some isolated thunder and maybe even a few lightning strikes arenât out of the question. Most, if not all, rain showers should clear out of the D.C. area before dawn. Temperatures will drop as well, falling into the 40s this evening, with lows temperatures ultimately settling in the upper 30s to low 40s. Then there is the wind: Winds really pick up after dark tonight, with a sustained northwest wind at 15 to 25 mph and gusts of 45-plus mph.
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Tomorrow (Monday):Â All precipitation will have moved far north and east of our area by tomorrow morning, though winds will still be strong, especially in the morning. Gusts out of the west/northwest up to 35 mph are likely through about noon, before the strongest wind gusts gradually calm byÂ later in theÂ afternoon. Temperatures will rebound nicely under partly sunny skies, with highs ranging from 58Â to 63 degrees. Partly cloudy and cool tomorrow night, with lows ranging from 38Â to 42 degrees.
Sandyâs fifth anniversary:Â Five years ago today, the monster hybrid storm formally named Sandy crashed into the Northeast. Many people in the stormâs path still havenât recovered, and Sandyâs impact was far-reaching, ultimately leading to new weather forecast improvement legislation in Congress. Iâll save the analysis of where we standÂ five years later for another day. For now, letâs just remember the tremendous power of Sandy and respect the effect that this storm had on millions of lives.
On this date in 2012, Superstorm Sandy made landfall in NJ. >70 US fatalities. Also 2nd costliest cyclone in US history â >$70 bn in damage. pic.twitter.com/UFguMJdQez
â Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) October 29, 2017
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