7:00 AM | An Arctic invasion arrives for Sunday and Monday; another cold blast should arrive in time for Turkey Day

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, cold, highs near 50 degrees

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, not as cold as recent nights, maybe a shower towards morning, lows in the low 40’s

Friday

Mostly cloudy, milder, chance for showers, upper 50’s

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, chilly, showers likely, mid 40’s

Saturday

Clouds and showers early then partial sunshine and becoming windy, temperatures may peak during the morning hours in the low 50’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, windy, very cold, maybe a snow shower, low-to-mid 30’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, still very cold, near 40

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, chance for rain or snow, cold, mid 40’s

Discussion

A strong cold front will usher in an Arctic blast over the weekend and this air mass will be the coldest so far this season. The front will generate some shower activity around here from early Friday into early Saturday, but clearing is likely Saturday afternoon as the winds pick up in intensity. By Sunday, the Arctic chill will be firmly entrenched in the region with high temperatures doing no better than the low-to-mid 30’s (normal high at DCA is now 57 degrees) and strong winds will cause even lower wind chill values. The unusual cold will continue on Monday and then attention will turn to a storm pulling out of the Gulf of Mexico region by later Tuesday as it heads towards the Mid-Atlantic coastline. This storm could throw some rain or snow into the region by the middle of next week before yet another Arctic outbreak reaches the east coast in time for Turkey Day.

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