From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Bitter Cold Continues with a "clip" of snow overnight

January 23, 2013 - 10:22 AM
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D.C. entrenched in Arctic air that lingers all week, with a quick hit of snow late tonight.

This Afternoon: Increasing Clouds and Cold!

Highs: Mid 20s | Wind Chill: Upper Teens to Low 20s

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy with Snow Showers

Lows: Around 20 | Snow: 40%

Thursday: Some A.M. Clouds, then afternoon sun

Highs: Near 30 | Wind: NW 10-15

We've been entrenched in arctic air for a day and a half now, but this is as bad as it's going to get.  Temperatures will slowly moderate the rest of the week. However, we won't make it above freezing until late in the weekend.  An Alberta Clipper will bring a brief chance for snow tonight.  Most of us will sleep through it. The best window of opportunity will be between 10p and 4a.m.  A 50% chance of a light dusting across the area. The farther West you live, the more likely you will be to see any snow.  Any snow that falls will stick, as ground temperatures are now well below freezing.  Here's a look at one model solution of snow over the area around midnight tonight... 



Rapid Refresh Model Overnight Snow Potential

 
  Be prepared for a slightly slick morning commute tomorrow.  Clouds will start the day on Thursday but plenty of sunshine in the afternoon.  We're still looking at the possibility of round 2 of snow on Friday.  The system looks less impressive on the maps today compared to yesterday, with the most aggressive model bringing a quick 1-3" and others putting us in a "miss" zone between two weak lows that reform to our east.  Stay tuned for the latest on both accounts! I hope you'll join me at Noon on ABC7.  You can always watch online from your desk at www.wjla.com/live  

 

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