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Tracking a Deep Freeze, Then Weekend Snow Chances in DC Area

Storm Team4 says the region will return to a deep freeze by Wednesday, followed by a 60% chance for weekend snow

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Go here for the latest forecast on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022.

January has already brought the biggest snowfall and coldest wind chills in years to the Washington, D.C., area, and winter has more in store this week.

Storm Team4 says the region will return to a deep freeze by Wednesday, followed by a 60% chance for weekend snow.

Tuesday will be the mildest day of the week with highs in the low to mid-40s. A cold front with gusty winds is set to drag down temperatures by early evening.

By Wednesday morning, most of the D.C. area will be in the 10s with wind chills below 10°. Highs would struggle to get above 30° amid breezy conditions.

Get your extra warm layers ready for Thursday morning: It should be the coldest of the week. Many of the suburbs could drop below 10° with D.C. closer to 15°. The day will be sunny, but temperatures could recover some. Predicted highs are in the mid-30s.

There are still signs of a storm developing along the East Coast as the weekend nears, and that storm could drop snow in the D.C. area Friday night into Saturday.

Snow or not, the weekend will be bitterly cold and breezy with highs near or below freezing for Saturday and Sunday.

Snow Storm Possible Friday, Saturday

The track of the storm will determine how much snow  — if any — would fall in the D.C. area.

Forecast models agree that a period of accumulating snow will be possible near and east of Interstate 95 to start the weekend. Snow would likely be heavier along the Eastern Shore than in Metro D.C.

This forecast is still developing, but Storm Team4 says to expect rain changing to snow Friday evening.

Storm Team4 says it’s too early to predict snow totals, but some models suggest that inches of snow could fall by Saturday morning. If you have plans that are weather-dependent on Friday evening or Saturday, keep an eye on the forecast as more information comes available.

Most likely, the amount of snow would be less than an inch.

By Sunday, the weather would likely turn dry, bitter cold and sunny again.

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