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Posted at 2:30 PM ET, 01/ 9/2010

Forecast: Another cold & blustery weekend

By Jason Samenow

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Today: Breezy and cold. Low-to-mid 30s. | Tonight: Mostly clear and very cold. 11-18. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly sunny, still cold & breezy. 28-32. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail


For the second consecutive weekend, temperatures won't get much past freezing for the duration. We'll also have gusty winds but they won't be quite as strong as last weekend, so it will be slightly more tolerable to be outside. Temperatures will slowly moderate to start next week -- though they'll remain chilly.

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Today (Saturday): And here we have yet another cold, breezy day. High temperatures should stay in the low-to-mid 30s throughout the region despite considerable sunshine. Winds from the northwest at 10-20 mph (some higher gusts) will make it feel like the teens in the morning to around 20 in the afternoon. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: With lingering snow cover and clear skies, temperatures will tumble overnight. Lows will range from the low teens in the colder suburbs to the upper teens downtown. A light breeze from the north will result in wind chills in the single digits. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through early next week...

Tomorrow (Sunday): We're looking at highs struggling to get past freezing (around 28-32) and a breeze that will make it feel 5-10 degrees colder than it actually is at times. When the wind isn't blowing, plentiful sunshine will take some of the edge away from the cold temperatures. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow Night: Clear and very cold, with lows mainly in the teens (low teens north and west, high teens in the city). Winds will be light.Confidence: Medium-High


Both Monday and Tuesday will remain cold, but not as cold as the weekend. Highs both days will likely be in the upper 30s to around 40. A weak disturbance may pivot through the region Monday night, increasing clouds and bringing a slight (20%) chance of snow showers or flurries. Lows will be in the 20s. Confidence: Medium-High

By Jason Samenow  | January 9, 2010; 2:30 PM ET
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Really looking forward to next week and a break from this brutal cold.

Posted by: ThinkSpring | January 9, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

I could go for a break in the super cold as well, though it does not look terribly warm anytime soon. I love snow but cold not so much.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | January 9, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

This pattern (persistant West Coast ridge/East-Coast trough) is beginning to look strongly like the extremely cold winter and constant NW flow of 1976-77 (for those of you old enough to remember it). That pattern started in September 1976 and did break until the end of January 1977. The enormously strong Western ridge and Eastern trough were incredible that winter...the ridge reached all the way into northern Alaska, almost to the North Pole (where it was actually raining). This time, though, temps have not been quite as cold, and Miami has not (yet) gotten the snow it did on Jan. 19-20, 1977. That cold front, BTW, produced a snow-rain mix out in the Bahamas, well off shore). You had to go almost to South America to find any warm air.

Posted by: MMCarhelp | January 9, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Bad news...the winter of 1976/77, though cold, was too darned dry for quite a while. We can't say good bye to winter storms until we see what mid-February holds in store for us. Normally the two weeks around Presidents' Day are the most exciting part of the winter, because that's when the tropical moisture starts coming north while cold air has a grip on the Middle Atlantic area.

Don't give up till meteorological winter is over...the opinions of ThinkSpring and other naysayers to the contrary.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | January 9, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

i checked the florida weather, and the arctic drying is getting south faster than the mixed precip. tho they had rain/snow in tampa, lakeland, and arcadia

Posted by: pvogel88 | January 9, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Current temp. in Burke:33.6 with clear skies. A little windy.

Don't give up on winter yet!

There is the threat of another winter storm during MLK weekend (Jan 16-18).

Here is a link to a great weather forum that discusses that threat:

Posted by: Yellowboy | January 9, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

To no one's dismay, I'm sure, temperatures have overperformed by a few degrees today, into the mid-30s in many spots.

Posted by: Dan-CapitalWeatherGang | January 9, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Whip out the towels and lemonade Dan, we're havin' a heat wave! :-D

Seriously though, I could do with a few days of warmer weather. As much as I love snow, I've had my fill already. But I think we're due for another round or so before the winter is out...

Posted by: southbridgemom | January 9, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I love the cold, but even I am ready for a break. But I must admit that I enjoy really high-quality, sound sleep in this cold weather...hence, my Saturday is gone, napped away. LOL

Posted by: --sg | January 9, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

"The deaths from the cold include 122 people in Poland, 22 in Britain, nine homeless men in Germany, and 22 people who were killed by avalanches in the Swiss Alps." (from Irish Times- you won't read it in the US lame stream media)

Looks like global warming to me! LOL

Posted by: jebaer2 | January 9, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

I do recall 1976-77 winter--it was one winter with lots of ice skating.

Posted by: Smparry | January 9, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Once again some1 uses a short term weather pattern 2 try a prove a point, just like a heat wave in the summer dosen't prove Gobal Warming. Of course, if there's a 2 week record heat wave, they'll claim it'[s just a normal occurence. You can't have it both ways.

Posted by: VaTechBob | January 9, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

I live down south and use to think the 40,s was cold but now the 40,s would seem like a near summer day, brrrr, i just dont know how on earth people from the northern states get through the winter.The teens and 20,s here, now i know what cold is.Ill take the summer with the heat index at 99 anytime over this kind of cold.

Posted by: smorrow | January 9, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

NOT ME! Perish the thought!

Posted by: manassasmissy | January 10, 2010 12:42 AM | Report abuse

I was listening to the ABC 7 local TV news yesterday -- Pamela Brown, oh, la, la!

Now my short term memory is a sieve, but I think the weather guy said looking ahead to weekend next, a snow storm could be in the works!

Confidence level: Wanting :-)

Posted by: jaybird926 | January 10, 2010 4:44 AM | Report abuse

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