Bundle up and don't be surprised if the power goes out: Wednesday's strong winds will persist throughout the afternoon. Winds will lighten up further on Thursday, but it will remain cold.
WASHINGTON — The sun has set on what was a windy Wednesday, and the D.C. area can look forward to less-brutal wind chills — and better hair — on Thursday.
Gusts of up to 40 mph were recorded on Wednesday at Reagan National Airport, pushing wind chills well below freezing.
The D.C. area was under a wind advisory for much of the day. The National Weather Service lifted it a few hours early at around 2 p.m., but not before the winds had caused scattered power outages. Limited restrictions were in place Wednesday on area bridges, as the strong winds made driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.