7:00 AM | **Next Arctic blast arrives late Thursday and then a second - perhaps the coldest yet - arrives on Saturday night...both Arctic blasts to be accompanied by some snow**

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy this morning, some clearing this afternoon, cold, highs in the low-to-middle 30’s

Tonight

Partly cloudy, cold, lows in the lower 20’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, cold, near 30 degrees

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, cold, mid 20’s

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, becoming windy, cold, snow showers or even a period of steadier snow during the afternoon and evening, low 30’s; brutal cold at night

Friday

Mostly sunny, windy, bitter cold, upper teens

Saturday

Increasing clouds, becoming windy, cold, snow likely late in the day and at night, low 20’s

Sunday

Perhaps the coldest day of the winter so far...Mostly sunny, windy, brutal cold, dangerous wind chills, middle teens

Discussion

The low pressure system responsible for yesterday’s precipitation will move away today and high pressure will edge into the Mid-Atlantic region. As a result, it’ll be relatively tranquil around here for the next couple of days with moderately cold conditions. By late Thursday, however, a vigorous Arctic cold front will be headed our way and it is likely to generate strong winds and snow showers Thursday afternoon and evening – perhaps even a heavier snow burst. Temperatures by early Friday are likely to bottom out in the single digits in many I-95 corridor suburban locations.

Before that late week Arctic air mass even has a chance to modify, another one will be approaching on its heels and this one could be the worst of the season so far in the eastern US from Maine to Florida. By late Saturday, a clipper system and its associated Arctic front will be dropping southeastward across the Great Lakes and it is likely to generate strong winds here late Saturday into early Sunday along with snow showers or even a period of steady accumulating snow. Sunday could turn out to be the coldest day of the winter so far in the much of the eastern US with strong winds and seriously cold wind chill values.