7:00 AM | Brutal cold start to the day, but some welcome relief this afternoon; snow/ice possible early Friday then noticeably milder on Saturday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Still very cold today, but not as harsh as yesterday with far less wind, mostly sunny skies, highs in the low-to-mid 20’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, cold, near 20

Thursday

Partly sunny, cold, mid 30’s

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for snow towards morning, upper 20’s

Friday

A burst of snow and/or ice possible in the morning then light freezing rain or just plain rain possible in the afternoon, mid-to-upper 30's late in the day

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, mild, periods of rain which can get heavy during the PM hours, low-to-mid 50's

Sunday

Partly sunny, windy, mild, near 50

Monday

Mostly cloudy, mild, near 50

Discussion

One of the coldest air masses in years is causing a brutal start to the day, but we’ll get some slight modification in temperatures this afternoon and that trend will try to accelerate on Thursday and Friday. The transition from the cold to much milder conditions for Saturday is likely to bring a burst of snow and/or ice early Friday from DC-to-Philly-to-NYC before the milder air takes full control. In fact, it could get nasty early Friday with this burst of snow/ice as it'll likely arrive just before or during the morning rush hour. Temperatures on Saturday should climb to 50 degrees or above, but there will be periods of rain with the milder weather and the rain can get heavy during the afternoon and nighttime hours. Clearing skies on Sunday will be accompanied by very windy conditions and temperatures dropping during the afternoon hours.

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