NBC Storm Team 4

 

Updated Storm Team 4 forecast 5:19 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11

Today was cold, but this weekend will be even colder.

Skies will be clear Thursday night and temperatures will drop into the teens with chills in the single numbers. Get ready to layer up even more for the weekend. Friday will not be quite as windy, but temperatures will still run around 15 degrees below average. Wind chill temperatures will run in the 20s. There is a chance for scattered snow showers late Friday afternoon on through Friday night. Take note that now we may see a light coating in areas. Road temperatures are low enough that icy patches could and may quickly set up. Snow crews will be out midday tomorrow treating roads, but use caution driving Friday night.

On Saturday the core of this arctic air will be over us and you will notice it! Saturday morning, the wind will be howling and wind chills will be near 0 degrees. Temperatures will hover in the low 20s all day on Saturday, with no reprieve from the dangerous chills. By Sunday morning, we will be near record cold with temperatures mostly in the single numbers around the city and likely at or below 0 degrees in the rural areas. Records for Sunday are 4 in D.C., set in 1905; minus-5 at Dulles and minus-2 at BWI (both set in 1979).

The arctic air will begin to retreat on Monday, as moisture from down south advances. This could lead to a winter weather threat from Monday into Tuesday. At this time we may see some light snow accumulation Monday then transition to an icy mix late at night into early Tuesday. Most of the remainder of Tuesday is looking like rain with temperatures rise into the lower 50s. In the meantime, stay warm!

THURSDAY NIGHT: Clear, breezy and cold Lows 15-21
FRIDAY: Turning Mostly Cloudy, Breezy and continued cold. Few late day snow showers Highs 30-34
SATURDAY: Chance of a few flurries, Partly Sunny Highs 20–23
SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny, but Brutal! Highs 19-23
The average high for this date in D.C. is 46; the average low, 30

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