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Weather Whiplash: DC on Temperature Roller Coaster Ride

Temperatures are expected to drop more than 30 degrees by Monday morning, according to Storm Team4

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    Storm Team 4 has the forecast for Dec. 19, 2016. (Published Monday, Dec. 19, 2016)

    The cold is back! Sunday's significant warmup didn't stick around. Temperatures have dipped back down into the 30s Monday morning, said Storm Team 4.

    Monday will be cloudy and cold, with highs only reaching about 39 degrees -- several degrees colder than normal for this time of year.

    Most roads should be dry, but any puddles that didn't dry out after Sunday's rain may be icy in the morning. Since early-morning temps are below freezing, if a patch on the ground looks wet, beware that it's probably frozen.

    Monday morning's wind chills are about 25 degrees in D.C., 23 in Gaithersburg and 27 in Winchester. Stray flurries are possible across southern Maryland to Virginia's Northern Neck down to Fredericksburg, but no accumulation is expected.

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    Sunday was unseasonably warm, with temps reaching as high as 68 in some areas. But a cold front moved through that afternoon, bringing gusty winds and some rain. 

    Tuesday and Wednesday will be better, as temps rise to the 40s and sunshine returns. There is a chance for some rain again on Thursday, said Storm Team 4.