From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: Finally back above freezing

January 8, 2014 - 11:05 PM
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High temperatures will be above freezing for at least the next 7-10 days.

Partly Cloudy, Cold
Lows: Teens to Low 20s
Wind: NE 2-5 m.p.h.
Partly Cloudy, Cool
Highs: Near 40
Wind: NE 5 m.p.h.
Morning Snow/Mix/Rain, Then Partly Sunny
Highs: Low 40s
Precipitation: 30%

We have made it past the coldest arctic air outbreak in decades. Temperatures will drop into the teens and lower 20s tonight and push close to 40 degrees tomorrow under partly cloudy skies. By tomorrow evening, clouds will be increasing as upper mid-level winds start to crank- up out of the southwest. This will bring some moisture our way late tomorrow night through Friday morning. Even though temperatures will be warming overhead, surface temperatures will be cold enough for some light, wintry precipitation.

Some areas of light snow or light freezing rain will be possible through the morning commute on Friday. Because ground temperatures will still be very cold and air temperatures will remain below freezing, it is possible the wintry mix could cause some issues for drivers. Afternoon temperatures will reach the lower 40s and any problems that may develop in the morning will quickly resolve.

On Saturday, a stunning rise in temperatures close to 60 degrees but along with the warm air will come a likelihood of rain developing during the day. A frontal system will move the rain out in time to salvage the second half of the weekend.

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