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StormTeam4: Brace Yourself for 'Downright Dangerous' Cold

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    Strong winds will drive temperatures down today. More snow expected Monday. (Published Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016)

    Bundle up if you're heading out into the bone-chilling cold.

    Temperatures this weekend are expected to be "downright dangerous" and a few inches of snow is likely Monday, Storm Team4's Doug Kammerer said.

    The frigid weather is expected to stick around for the rest of the weekend, when the D.C. area will be the coldest it's been since last February, possibly reaching a record.

    The temperature Saturday is expected to be as cold as 18 degrees, with the wind chill factor making it feel like single-digit weather for the most of the day. Winds may gust as high as 50 mph.

    DC Braces for Freezing Valentine's Day

    DC Braces for Freezing Valentine's Day
    Valentine's Day is expected to be bone-chilling. News4's Shomari Stone reports on how residents and a local florist are preparing. (Published Friday, Feb. 12, 2016)

    It's expected to be even colder on Sunday -- Valentine's Day -- with a low of 12 degrees.

    There's an 80 percent chance of snow Monday, when it likely will get warmer.

    Then, there's an 80 percent chance of rain, and possibly ice, on Tuesday.

    A winter weather advisory was in effect in the D.C. area until midnight Friday. Some areas saw snow flurries. 

    DC Region Bracing for Dangerous Cold, Possible Snow

    DC Region Bracing for Dangerous Cold, Possible Snow
    It’s going to be dangerously cold this weekend. News4’s Derrick Ward spoke with officials about how they're preparing roads, and with people who ice skated and golfed in the cold Friday. (Published Friday, Feb. 12, 2016)

    Officials are asking drivers to drive cautiously and, if possible, take public transportation.

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered full deployment of the District's snow plows in advance of the possible snow. Crews pretreating roads early Friday as a precaution, LaToya Foster, a spokeswoman for Mayor Muriel Bowser.

    Foster said officials want to make sure the roads are safe.

    Residents and business owners are being asked to treat sidewalks around their properties to reduce the possibility of icing.

    Florists Cope With Cold Ahead of Valentine's Day

    Florists Cope With Cold Ahead of Valentine's Day
    Flower shops in the D.C. area are working overtime to prepare for Valentine's Day and protect arrangements from frigid temperatures. "Valentine's Day to florists would be the Super Bowl," a manager in Northern Virginia said. News4's David Culver reports. (Published Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016)

    Virginia's Department of Transportation said in a news release Friday morning that crews are ready to deploy to treat icy patches with salt and sand.

    The weather may affect participants in Saturday's Cupid's Undie Run, which is set to start at 2 p.m. Participants in the Undie Run take to the streets in what organizers call their "bedroom best" to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation.

    Bethesda Group Helps Homeless People Weather Cold

    Bethesda Group Helps Homeless People Weather Cold
    With temperatures dropping, an outreach group in Bethesda, Maryland, is helping homeless people weather the cold. Storm Team4's Amelia Segal reports. (Published Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016)

    To prepare for this wintry-cold weekend, see some winter weather tips here.

     


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