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Washington, D.C. weather forecast: Freezing Rain Advisory, extreme cold late Monday

January 4, 2014 - 08:15 PM
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Areas of freezing rain and drizzle may make for slick travel Sunday morning, but the bigger story will be the extreme cold late Monday.

Areas of Freezing Rain Late
Lows: 20s
Wind: South 5-10 mph
Freezing Drizzle, Rain
Highs: 38°-43° (50s by late evening)
Wind: South 10-15 mph
Wintry Mix, Falling Temps
Temperatures: 30s and falling
Wind: Northwest 20-25 mph


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Clouds will increase overnight as an area of low pressure along with a cold front approach the mid-Atlantic. Lows will fall to the 20s and freezing rain and drizzle will develop west of D.C. A Freezing Rain Advisory has been posted for parts of the ABC 7 News viewing area. Areas covered may be found by clicking here.  As warmer air works into the region, look for any remaining pockets of freezing rain to change to all rain during the morning hours.

Daylight temperatures will likely be in the upper 30s and lower 40s, however, as the front approaches and a southerly flow increases, look for temps to leap into the 50s for a few hours.

A strong cold front will move across the region late Sunday night and into early Monday morning. Depending on how much moisture is left and how quickly temperatures fall, a narrow band of snow may develop for a few hours. High temperatures Monday will occur during the early morning hours as temperatures rapidly drop from the 30s into the 20s.

Tuesday is likely to bring one of the coldest days in 20 years! Early morning temperatures will be in the single digits and highs will only rebound to the teens. Don't be fooled by the bright sunshine.

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