WASHINGTON — An arctic blast is taking hold of the DMV. Record cold temperatures are possible Wednesday with lows in the 10s and 20s, and high temps more than 20 degrees below average in the 30s.

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QUICK FORECAST: 
Tonight: An early flurry/snow shower. Clear to partly cloudy and very cold. Wind Chills in the 10s. Low: 26.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and very cold. High: 39.
Wednesday Night: Clear to partly cloudy and very cold again. Low: 29.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and still seasonably cold. More PM clouds. High: 48.

FORECAST DISCUSSION:
An arctic blast will take hold of the DMV. We'll be within reach of some record low temps and record low high temps Wednesday.

Our record lows tonight at Dulles and BWI airports are within reach!

Record Lows to beat
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For Wednesday, highs will only be in the mid to upper 30s. This is more than 20 degrees below the average high around 60 for this time of year. Once again, records are within reach for Dulles and BWI airports.

Record Low Highs To Beat
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Wednesday starts a bit breezy and very cold with feels-like temperatures in the 10s and actual temps in the upper 10s to mid-20s. Kids will need full winter coats, scarves, hats, and gloves/mittens for the bus stop.

Futurecast Wednesday Morning
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Despite the sunshine, it stays cold the entire day. Highs will be more than 20 degrees below average in the mid to upper 30s. Winds will be much lighter, but it will still feel closer to the freezing mark.

Futurecast Feels Like Temps
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Thursday starts very cold as well with lows in the upper teens to upper 20s. Once agai, this will be close to some records. It turns partly sunny in the afternoon with highs staying chilly in the mid and upper 40s.

Thursday, November 14th Record Lows
Washington - 19°(1920)
Dulles - 13°(1986)
BWI - 18° (1986)


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DETAILED FORECAST:
Tonight: An early flurry/snow shower. Clear to partly cloudy and very cold. Wind Chills in the 10s. Lows: 17 - 27. Winds: NW 10 - 15 to NW - 10.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and very cold. Highs: 36 - 41. Winds: Light.
Wednesday Night: Clear to partly cloudy and very cold again. Lows: 18 - 30. Winds: S - 10.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and still seasonably cold. More PM clouds. Highs: 45 - 50. Winds: S - 10.

EXTENDED FORECAST:
By the end of the week, we'll moderate a bit back into the 50s. The weekend turns colder with a wedge of cool air holding high temps in the 40s both Saturday and Sunday.

Friday: Partly cloudy and chilly. Highs: Low 50s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and cold. Highs: Low To Mid 40s.
Sunday: Partly sunny and still cold. Highs: Mid 40s.
Monday: Partly cloudy and still cool. Highs: Mid 50s.

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