From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: Possibly the coldest night in 5 years

January 3, 2014 - 12:45 PM
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With light winds, clear skies and snow on the ground, temperatures may be the coldest since 2009 Saturday morning.

This Afternoon:
Sunny and Cold
Temperatures: Around 20
Wind: NW 10-20 m.p.h.
Clear and COLD
Lows: Single Digits to Teens
Wind: Light
Mostly Sunny, Still Cold
Highs: Low to Mid 30s
Wind: Light

Winds will finally start to decrease as we continue through the afternoon and evening hours, eventually going light overnight as high pressure builds in overhead. Air temperatures today only reaching around 20 degrees but wind chills will still be in the single digits despite the fact that winds are diminishing slowly. Overnight tonight will feature clear skies, light winds and VERY chilly temperatures with lows bottoming out in the single digits (especially with areas that have snow pack on the ground) to the lower teens around the city centers. A very chilly Saturday morning forecast around the region with lows in the single digits in most spots.

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Heading into Saturday, sunshine will reign but temperatures will only rise to around 30 degrees on average in the D.C. region. High pressure will begin to slip off the coast moving temperatures into the upper 30s/lower 40s for Sunday but that will be extremely short-lived as our next system is on our doorstep for Sunday into Monday. Looks to be a rain event leading into Monday.

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