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DC: Damp, Dismal Weather to Continue into Weekend

Sunny days will be hard to come by in Washington, D.C., with several rounds of rain and drizzle in the forecast.

Those heading to the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Thursday evening will need to imagine a snowy scene. The weather will be chilly, with temperatures at the time of the lighting forecast to be near 45 degrees.

This will be a good week to utilize AccuWeather.com MinuteCastâ„¢ to see if an umbrella is needed before heading out and about.

Cooler air is forecast to again return to the region on Thursday and Friday with the potential for another wintry mix event by the end of the week over some interior locations of the Northeast.

The Washington, D.C. area will fluctuate between two distinctly different air masses throughout this week into the weekend. This will cause temperatures to shift from day to day, with high temperatures ranging from the upper 40s to middle 50s.

Even though meteorological winter has begun, several days will feel more like mid-November, rather than early December.

This story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Becky Elliott