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Washington, D.C. weather forecast: Temps rise overnight, plummet tomorrow! Coldest in 20 years by Tuesday

January 5, 2014 - 11:30 PM
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Like it or not, you are about to take a ride on the extreme temperature roller coaster! Dress accordingly, because the ride won't be over until late Tuesday.

Overnight:
Areas of Fog, Rain
Temperatures: 40s rising into the 50s
Wind: South 10-20 mph
Monday:
Rain and Snow Likely, Falling Temps
Temperatures: 40s to 20s
Wind: Northwest 15-25 mph
Tuesday:
Sunshine, Bitter Cold
Highs: 12°-17°
Wind Chill: -15° to 0°

 

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This is probably one of the wildest and most extreme weather forecasts I have written in quite some time. For starters, temperatures will increase this evening ahead of a strong cold front set to arrive Monday morning. I suspect a jump well into the 40s if not the 50s by early Monday morning. Areas of dense fog will develop where snow still remains on the ground. As the winds increase and the front moves closer, fog will rapidly diminish.

Areas of rain will change to light snow Monday as the colder air rushes in from the north and west. Winds will increase and gusts up to 40 miles per hour are likely. Morning temperatures will plummet from the 40s into the 20s by evening. Wind chill values will become most dangerous starting Monday night and extending into Tuesday morning. Feels like temperatures will range from -20 degree to around zero. Wind chill advisories and warnings will be posted for much of the region.

Don't let the sunshine fool you on Tuesday, as it will be one of the coldest days in Washington since 1994! Morning temps will be in the single digits and highs will only rebound into the teens. Winds will ease by afternoon.

Temperatures will warm to near 30 on Wednesday and highs in the lower 50s are likely by the upcoming weekend.

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