Bitterly cold Saturday. Wind advisory today and wind chill advisory overnight. Calmer winds but still cold for Sunday.Tracking accumulating snow for Monday before rain/freezing rain for the overnight.

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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) ---  Saturday is the coldest day of the season and the winds will add insult to injury. Wind Advisory goes into effect from 3 AM tonight until 6 PM Saturday for gusts over 40 mph. These winds will keep wind chills from 5 below zero to 5 above Saturday.  Furthermore, a wind chill advisory is in place for tonight through Sunday morning. This means, temperatures will feel below zero and frost bite or hypothermia is possible without proper warm weather gear for a period of time. A few snow showers passing through cannot be ruled out throughout the day today but there should not be much accumulation if any at all.

Cold Weather Action Items:

- Leave cabinet doors open to sinks on outside walls.
- Leave water running. Just a trickle will do. 
- Bring pets inside & make sure they have plenty of water.
- Give space heaters at least three feet of clearance.
- Turn space heaters off when you go to bed.
- Close your curtains after sunset.
- Use towels to stop drafts.
- Leave pots of water around the house to add humidity.

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Looking ahead: our next significant storm will be Monday into Tuesday. Right now it looks like we could see light snow after midnight Sunday night and Monday. It appears snow will change to rain overnight Monday into Tuesday possibly ending as snow Tuesday evening. We will see accumulating snow Monday making the roads worse compared to Tuesday.

 



SATURDAY:
Partly Cloudy, Windy & Bitterly Cold,
Some Snow Showers/Flurries Possible, Mainly North around I 70
Wind Chills mostly in the single digits in the afternoon

HIGH TEMPS: 20 - 25 (Steady/Falling)
WINDS: NW 15 - 30 +


SATURDAY NIGHT:
Wind chill advisory, dangerously cold. 
Partly cloudy

LOW TEMPS: 3-14 (wind chills -10 - 0)
WINDS: NW 15 - 30 +

SUNDAY:
Mostly Sunny, Less Wind
Still Very Cold

HIGH TEMPS: 24 - 29
WINDS: NW/SE - 10

MONDAY:
Snow showers arriving before sunrise
Change to rain/freezing rain after sunset.

HIGH TEMPS: 30s
WINDS: SE - 10

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