From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Freezing!

November 13, 2013 - 09:40 AM
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The Arctic blast is in full force today, but will loosen it's grip starting tomorrow.

This Afternoon:
Mostly Sunny, Breezy and Cool
Highs: Low to Mid 40s
Wind Chill: Mid-Upper 30s
Tonight:
Mostly Clear and Cold
Lows: Upper 20s to Lower 30s
Wind: Becoming SW 5
Thursday:
Mostly Sunny, a Little Warmer
Highs: Low to Mid 50s
Wind: SW 4-8

Brrr!  We can all safely say it now that the entire region has reached the freezing mark or colder.  Here's a look at the morning lows today.

 



Morning Lows

 

It's the earliest we've recorded 32 degrees at Reagan National in the past 7 years.  It is more typical of mid-December lows.  However, it felt worse than that with winds around 10mph.  Our "feel factor" was in the teens and 20s this morning.  Here's a handy chart where you can calculate the wind chill yourself.  The good news is that winds will drop off tonight and we won't have much of a feel factor for tomorrow. The temperatures on the thermometer will be nearly as cold, though in the low to mid 30s.  And that will be the end of it.... for now.  The arctic high pressure system that blasted into the East yesterday morning, will slowly shift towards the Atlantic and allow our temperatures to warm up a big on the return side....  meaning winds shift to the southwest and help drag in some warmer air.  Temps should be about 10 degrees warmer on Thursday in the low to mid 50s.  By the weekend, we will see a few more clouds, but temperatures should still be able to reach 60s.  Can't rule out a sprinkle on Saturday right now, but current thinking is that the best chance of showers will be Monday as another cold front gets near us. 

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