From the ABC 7 Weather team

An evening cold front may deliver a few flakes

January 19, 2012 - 08:30 AM
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Early morning temperatures were 15 to 28 degrees colder than they were at the same time yesterday morning.

A light dusting is possible up near I-70 today. (Photo: Russ Jowell)

Today: Increasing cloudiness this afternoon

Highs: Lower 40s | Wind: S/SW 8-12 mph

Tonight: Cloudy with flurries. Light snow possible well N and W of D.C.

Lows: Upper 20 to lower 30s | Wind: Bec. W/NW 10 mph

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, breezy and cold

Highs: Upper 30s  | Wind: N 10-15 mph

After a very cold morning, temperatures will climb to seasonal averages this afternoon. The sunshine will continue into the afternoon, as well. But late this afternoon, cloudiness will increase from the west and northwest as a cold front gets closer. As the front nears our region this evening, there is a chance for scattered flurries to develop. There is a also a chance for some areas of light snow to develop mainly in locations well north and west of Washington. Skies will clear overnight. Partly cloudy, breezy and  colder conditions will return tomorrow.

By very late Friday night or early Saturday morning, the next storm system will take center stage. With cold air in place at the surface, there is a chance we may have to deal with a period of freezing rain and perhaps some sleet in spots. Temperatures will warm into the 40s later Saturday, so it will become all rain. Clearing skies return on Sunday and noticeably warmer temperatures will return on Monday.

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