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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 01/14/2009

PM Update: Cold & Getting Colder, Flakes?

By Capital Weather Gang

Passing flurries possible; Thursday wind chills in the teens

* Latest Inauguration Forecast | You Think This is Cold? Just Wait. *

Consider today the start of our cold snap, which should last through the inauguration. Highs only made it to near 30 this afternoon, and a brisk breeze from the northwest around 10-15 mph held wind chills in the teens until winds subsided midday. Partly cloudy skies could yield some snowflakes as temperatures fall back through the 20s this evening.

Cirrus clouds streak across the sky Monday afternoon. By Capital Weather Gang photographer Kevin Ambrose. Click here to enlarge.

Tonight: A passing disturbance will mean partly to mostly cloudy skies and could produce a few snow showers or flurries, especially north of the District. Accumulation isn't likely, and at most would be a dusting. Lows should fall to the upper teens and low 20s.

Tomorrow: Thursday will be partly sunny, windy and very cold with a chance of snow flurries. Highs will probably only reach the upper 20s at best. Some spots might not get past the mid 20s. Winds from the northwest at 15-20 mph (with some higher gusts) will keep wind chills in the teens all day.

See Dan Stillman's forecast through the Inauguration.

By Capital Weather Gang  | January 14, 2009; 3:30 PM ET
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it's soooo cold out there - i can't believe it's going to get worse!!

Posted by: madisondc | January 14, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Current temp. in Burke: 36.1 and mostly cloudy.

It sure is cold. When I was waiting for the school bus this morning, I saw that a puddle had completely froze over in a shallow on the side of the road. When I got off the school bus this afternoon, it was still frozen!

Posted by: Yellowboy | January 14, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

26 degrees here in NWDC. It hasn't gotten above freezing today. While I hope to see some flakes today/tonight, I doubt it's going to happen. I am more hoping for a possible event this sunday. Nothing big, but maybe some snow.

Posted by: NWDCJesse | January 14, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

It is definitely amazing that we have no precip lined up just in time for the coldest temps of the year.

Posted by: wecndo | January 14, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

It didn't get above freezing? Imagine that. Wait until Friday and Saturday when the high temperature just north of town won't get above twenty.

What did you do ten years ago when we had that six day period when the temperature never went above freezing?

Posted by: MKadyman | January 14, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Same old, same old...plenty of cold air but NO SNOW of any consequence [By the time the moisture finally gets here, nothing but crappy old plain rain!]

Posted by: Bombo47jea | January 14, 2009 6:30 PM | Report abuse

If you folks can believe it!, possible great lakes cutter end of next week! long way out but it will get milder toward that time frame so IMO no big snows in sight.

Posted by: clintonportis17 | January 14, 2009 6:42 PM | Report abuse

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