From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Coldest morning in years

January 23, 2013 - 07:52 AM
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It literally has not been this cold in the greater Washington metro area in years. Temperatures likely to remain continuously below freezing until Sunday, and a dusting of snow Wednesday night isn't out of the question.

Today: Partly sunny, breezy and COLD
Highs: 24°-28° | Chills: Teens
Wind: WNW 10-15

Overnight: Light snow may develop...a dusting possible.
Lows: 16°-22°
Wind: NW 5-10

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and still quite cold
Highs: 26°-30°
Wind: NW 10-15

The coldest morning in 4 years in Washington when the temperature dropped to 15 at Reagan National Airport. The cold isn't over by a long shot, either.

An Alberta Clipper will move through our exceptionally dry air late Wednesday night and overnight into Thursday. We could perhaps see a dusting as shown by our in-house computer model below.ZZZZZSo, a dusting on cold, dry surfaces would cause slick spots. Otherwise, it will be cold and dry Thursday. We continue to watch computer models struggle with two atmospheric features which could produce several hours of light snow during the day on Friday.

No major snowfall is expected at all, though. But even minor accumulations on very cold surfaces could adversely affect travel. Stay tuned.

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