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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 01/14/2008

Forecast: Finally that Winter Feeling

By Jason Samenow

It may feel more like winter this week, but the question on most peoples' minds is will we get some snow so it will look like winter? That's a tough call because our cold air supply may be on its way out just in time for the arrival of the next storm (Thursday) only to be replenished right after the storm departs (Friday).

TODAY

Mostly cloudy and breezy. Low 40s. Count on a characteristically brisk mid-winter day. With only limited sunshine and a steady westerly breeze, you won't regret sporting a scarf. Overnight, the wind relaxes a bit but some cloud cover will linger. Low temperatures should range from 25 in the outlying north and west suburbs to near 30 in DC proper.

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Sunrise over the Potomac on Sunday. By Capital Weather Gang photographer Kevin Ambrose.

TUESDAY

Variably cloudy with a few flurries. 35-40. Tomorrow will be a pretty cold day. A few snowflakes (of the conversational variety) may even fall as a weak weather disturbance pivots through the region. Temperatures will struggle to reach 40. Overnight, skies should finally clear out and temperatures will drop pretty sharply. Lows should range from 19 in the colder suburbs to 26 downtown.

WEDNESDAY

Mostly sunny, not as cold. Mid 40s. The core of the cold air will drift away and sunshine will dominate under a dome of high pressure. After quite a crisp start in the 20s, afternoon temperatures should rise about 20 degrees -- towards the mid 40s in most spots. Clouds will increase overnight, with lows near 30.

A LOOK AHEAD

A storm that developed in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday will head up the east coast Thursday. Clouds will increase with a chance of rain or snow during the afternoon. High temperatures should be near 40. Rain or snow will continue Thursday night and then end Friday morning. Areas north and west of DC are most likely to receive accumulating snow whereas the metro area sits on the fence between some snow (probably changing to rain) and just rain. Stay tuned for more details.

Friday afternoon through Sunday will likely be mainly dry and quite cold, with highs in the 30s and lows in the teens and 20s.

By Jason Samenow  | January 14, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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