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Cold Weather Chilling Region Will Move On by Weekend

Wednesday a.m. temperatures in the teens

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    Get your latest forecast (Published Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012)

    Wednesday brings a dry sky with sunshine - and cold!

    The day started with temperatures in the teens, and the region's highs will be between 28 - 30 degrees.

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    A high pressure system from Canada has settled into our region, bringing flurries around the D.C. area on Tuesday along with some snow accumulations in western regions.  Those snow storms caused a number of school closures and delays, which you can check here.

    Early on Wednesday a northwest wind made morning temperatures in the teens feel like the single digits.

    This time of year, the earth's orbit brings it closer to the sun that at any other time , but because of the planet's tilt, North America receives little warmth.

    You might want to keep the skin lotion handy, because it will be a dry day today.

    But the good news is, the cold spell will not last.  News4's Tom Kierein says on Thursday, daytime highs will be in the mid-40's, closer to the average for this time of year.  Friday will be even milder, and on Saturday, temperatures will climb up into the 50's.