From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Record Cold High Temperatures Expected

January 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM
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The snow is done, but the cold will last.

This Afternoon:
Partly Cloudy and Cold
Highs: Low to mid Teens
Wind Chill: 5
Fair Skies
Lows: 5-12
Wind: SW 3-5
Partly Sunny
Highs: Low 20s
Precipitation: A few afternoon flurries

Temperatures dropped like a rock overnight and won't improve a heck of a lot the rest of the week.  We will likely break the record on this date for the coldest high temperature.


Possible Record Cold High Temperatures


  Arctic High pressure is settling in today and calmer winds this afternoon will bring slightly better conditions.  However, a weak front will bring a few clouds and possibly a few flurries Thursday afternoon and just reinforce the cold air through Friday.  The snow will act like a refrigerator and prevent us from warming much.  Here's a look at final snowfall totals. 


Snow Totals from Jan 21st


It will start to get warmer this weekend with a few spots, mainly in the metro or south that get above freezing on Saturday.   However, another disturbance will kick up a chance of snow showers on Saturday afternoon.  That looks like a slightly better chance for a dusting.  We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, stay warm!

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