WASHINGTON — An Arctic Blast is on the way to the DMV. Tuesday will be a roller coaster ride with rain changing to a wintry mix and maybe even a little snow before ending. Some light accumulations are possible on grassy, elevated surfaces. Roads will stay just wet. 

RELATED: Tuesday Snow Timeline for DC, MD, VA

QUICK FORECAST: 
Tuesday: Cloudy, breezy and turning colder. Morning rain changing to a mix and some wet snow. Ending between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Temps: Falling into the 30s.
Tuesday Night: Clear to partly cloudy, breezy and very cold. Wind Chills in the 10s. Low: 25.
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy & very cold. High: 39. 

FORECAST DISCUSSION:
Rain Tuesday morning, will mix with or change to a little wet snow as temps fall into the 30s.

A coating of snow is possible on some grassy, elevated surfaces. Roads will stay wet. This is not a snow scenario that will close schools. 

The last of the rain/snow mix exits the metro between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and exits southern Maryland around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon turns blustery and colder and a few snow showers are possible northwest.  

Tuesday Timeline

Weather By The Hour Tuesday
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Tuesday 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. - As temps fall through the 40s into the 30s, rain will change to a rain/snow mix and wet snow in some locations from DC, north and west.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.- The wet snow and mix is ongoing, but ends from northwest to southeast.
Tuesday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.- Blustery and colder with some snow showers possible north & west and likely in the mountains.
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Tuesday Wind Chill Compare
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Behind Tuesday's rain and snow chance, 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 starts a bit breezy and very cold with feels-like temperatures in the 10s and actual temps in the upper 10s to mid-20s. Despite the sunshine, it stays cold the entire day. Highs will be more than 20 degrees below average in the mid to upper 30s.

Futurecast Wednesday Morning
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Futurecast Feels Like Temps
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Records To Beat:
Wednesday, November 13th
Washington - Low High Temp: 31°(1911), Low Temp: 22°(1911)
Dulles - Low High Temp: 38°(1996), Low Temp: 21°(1963)
BWI - Low High Temp: 40°(1996), Low Temp: 23°(1996)

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

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DETAILED FORECAST:
Tuesday: Cloudy, breezy and turning colder. Morning rain changing to a mix and some wet snow. Ending between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Temps: 30s to low 40s. Winds: NW 10 - 15 +.
Tuesday Night: Clear to partly cloudy, breezy and very cold. Wind Chills in the 10s. Lows: 20s. Winds: NW 10 - 15.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny & very cold. Highs: 35 - 40. Winds: NW 5 - 10.

EXTENDED FORECAST:
Temps are still chilly Thursday in the low and mid 40s. By the end of the week, we'll moderate a bit back into the 50s. The weekend starts with a wedge of cool air holding high temps in the 40s Saturday. We'll also stay in the 40s Sunday with some added clouds.

Thursday: Partly sunny and still cold. Highs: Mid to Upper 40s.
Friday: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny and not as chilly. Highs: Low 50s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and chilly. Highs: Low 40s.
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy and still chilly. Highs: Mid 40s.

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