From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: Chilling out with a cold Sunday; colder week ahead

January 26, 2014 - 11:47 AM
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Look for an increasingly cloudy and cold afternoon with highs only in the upper 20s/lower 30s and the possibility of some scattered snow flurries.

This Afternoon:
Turning Mostly Cloudy, Cold, Breezy, A Few Flurries
Highs: 27-33
Wind: W 5-10 mph
Tonight:
Mostly Cloudy, Steady Temperatures
Lows: 25-30
Wind: SW 5-10 mph
Monday:
Morning Snow/Rain, Falling Temperatures, Windy
Highs: 32-37
Precipitation: 30% Chance Snow/Rain

It didn't cause anyone to break a sweat, but the thermometer finally rose above freezing yesterday!  After falling below 32 last Tuesday morning, it was over 4 days before finally hitting 33 late yesterday afternoon.  The daily high was eventually 35 degrees, making for the "mildest" day since last Monday but still far below the seasonal norm of 44.

We are back in the icebox today with temperatures in the 20s and heading for the low 30s.  And while the gusty winds of yesterday and overnight have subsided considerably, today is still a breezy day, making the upper 20s feel that that much colder.  Look for skies to turn increasingly cloudy this afternoon with the possibility of a few snow flurries. Temperatures will not fall much this evening as winds shift to the southwest and a cold front approaches from the northwest. Tomorrow will feature strong winds, falling temperatures, and the chance of snow mixing with a bit of rain as another dose of bitterly cold air returns to the DC area.  The mercury will fall to near 10 on Monday night and stay in the dangerously cold single digit-teen range right on through Wednesday.  Some moderation is possible by week's end with highs on Friday and Saturday in the upper 30s and low 40s.  So stay bundled up as we face yet another challenging week in this unrelenting Winter of 2014.

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