From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Freeze Warning for Election Day

November 5, 2012 - 03:34 PM
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Cold air will be felt across the D.C. area tonight with lows in the 20s and 30s. The ford letter word is in the forecast for Wednesday.

Tonight: Mostly Clear and Cold

Lows: 20s to Low 30s | Wind: N 5 m.p.h.

Tuesday: Partly Cloudy and Cool

Highs: Upper 40s | Wind: NE 3-8 m.p.h.

Wednesday: Cloudy, Breezy and Cool, Showers/Flakes Possible

Highs: Near 40 | Wind: NE 10-20 m.p.h.

FREEZE WARNING for the area from midnight until 9 a.m. tomorrow. Temperatures will range from the middle 20s to lower 30s by morning.

Thanks to an area of high pressure, we are enjoying the first genuinely sunny day in well over a week. With clear skies and light winds tonight, we expect a very cold overnight and early morning period. Cold enough to prompt the issuance of the above mentioned FREEZE WARNING.

High pressure will remained entrench to our north for the next couple days as an area of low pressure develops of the SE coast of the U.S. Computer models continue to differ on intensity and track. In other words, how strong it will become and exactly where will it go. For our region and based on our forecasting, we believe the system will stay just far enough east that we will miss excessive rainfall. But combined with the effects of that high pressure system to the north, it will be very cold. We will see rain and in fact, the rain may mix with or change to snow in some areas later Wednesday and Wednesday night.

People along the coast from Tidewater to southern New England may receive heavier rain and stronger winds. This situation will be monitored closely. It will likely develop into a Classic Nor’easter. Our weather conditions will improve slowly during the day on Thursday and very pleasant conditions are forecast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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