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Washington, D.C. weather forecast: Mild Monday, plunging temps and measurable snow Tuesday

January 19, 2014 - 10:10 PM
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A mild Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will give way to a surge of super cold air and  snow by Tuesday.

Overnight:
Mainly Clear and Cold
Lows: 25°-32°
Wind: Southwest 5-10 mph
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
Partly Cloudy and Comfortable
Highs: 47°-52°
Wind: Southwest 10-15 mph
Tuesday:
Cold, Light Snow Likely
Temperatures: 30° and falling
Wind: North 15-20 mph

 

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First, the good part of the forecast: Look for a few passing clouds overnight as temperatures settle into the middle 20s and lower 30s. Martin Luther King, Jr Day festivities will be sun filled during the morning hours with added clouds by afternoon. Highs will be just near 50 degrees.

Now the bad: A strong cold front will push across the mid-Atlantic late Monday night. Frigid air will start to filter in by early Tuesday morning. Highs for the day will happen during the morning hours, starting at around 30 degrees and falling. Gusty winds will develop and snow showers are likely midday. One-to-three inches appears to be the general rule, but higher amounts are likely across southern Maryland.

Cold air remains entrenched for the rest of the work and school week with a slight rebound by the upcoming weekend.

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