Currently in D.C. — November 17, 2023: Overcast and cold weekend

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The weather, currently.


Get ready for a cold and overcast day. The morning starts somewhat sunny but as the day progresses the sky will fill more and more with clouds. Also, there’s a relatively high chance that we’ll get some raindrops at night. The good news is that the temperature will rise a little with a high of 70°F and a windchill sensation in the 60s. On Saturday we’ll experience a similar weather but colder with a highest of 55°F and a mild chance of getting some isolated snowflakes.

Am I the only one who thinks that D.C.’s weather has a dark sense of humor? It often gets cloudy at the beginning of the weekend. What’s up with that?

But, following Barbara Streisand’s eternal wisdom, we won’t let it rain in our parade. As the year starts to end, D.C. is offering a wide assortment of fun activities to do, like the Downtown Holiday Market which starts today, or the Swedish Holiday Market at the Swedish embassy. Let’s go and have some fun!

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