From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington DC Weather Forecast: Coldest air in decades arrives in D.C.

January 7, 2014 - 09:15 AM
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Coldest air in decades has descended upon the region and it is dangerous to be outside!

Today:
Lots of Sun but Windy & Dangerously Cold
Highs: 12°-18°
Wind Chill: -5° to -20°
Overnight:
Clear, Less Wind, Bitter
Lows: 7°-15°
Wind: W 4-8
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, Not as Intense Chill
Highs: Near 30°
Wind: S 5-10

Wind Chill Warning until 6 p.m. for parts of Maryland, Loudoun, Northern Fauquier, Rappahannock and points west for wind chills from 10 to 20 below…up to 30 below along ridge tops.

Wind Chill Advisory until 6 p.m. for rest of metro region east to the Bay for wind chills “feels like” temperatures from 5 to 20 below zero.

The much-heralded polar vortex has thrust a tentacle of bitter cold upon the metro D.C. region.


Courtesy Adam Caskey

Early morning temperatures in the single digits will struggle to climb above the teens today despite lots of sunshine. But a biting northwesterly wind will make for dangerous wind chills from 5 to 20 degrees below, possibly even colder in the mountains west, to start the day.

High pressure will build overhead for mid-week calming the blustery wind. Highs back to near freezing Wednesday will climb into the low to mid 40s for the end of the week with some added clouds.

Rain is possible by the end of the week. Please be safe and remember to layer up if you must be outside for extended periods of time. Have a great day!

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