Coldest Stretch in Almost 10 Years

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013  |  Updated 8:28 AM EDT
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Shomari Stone reports

Shomari Stone reports

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Get the forecast from Storm Team 4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer.

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Expect another day of cold and breezy weather Wednesday – though not quite as windy as Tuesday – as the D.C. region remains in what could be its coldest stretch in almost 10 years, Storm Team 4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer said.

Tuesday’s high was 32 degrees, but that was close to midnight. The temperature dropped to 20 degrees by about 8 a.m. before rising to an afternoon high of 26 degrees. The warmest wind chill, however, was 14 degrees.

The wind chill likely will be 10 degrees or lower Wednesday morning, with negative wind chills possible in some places. The actual temperature should be between 10 and 17 degrees. Afternoon highs are expected to be in the mid-20s, but again, wind chills likely will be in the teens.

Overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning, a storm should pass quickly through the region, and that could mean some flurries or light snow shower early Thursday morning. Due to the cold, it would stick to the ground, but it should melt quickly in any sunshine even if the temperature remains below freezing.

And expect it to remain below freezing for a few days. The high could break 32 degrees Friday, but the region might not rise above that mark until after the weekend.

There is a good chance for up to an inch of snow Friday, and that also would stick and could cause problems for the evening rush.

Flurries are possible Saturday.

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