Washington D.C. Forecast: Bitter cold hangs on another night

Overnight:High Cloudiness{ }and Cold Lows: 10-20 degreesWind: NE 2-5 m.p.h. Wednesday:Mostly Sunny, Still Chilly Highs: Near 40 Wind: NE 5-10 m.p.h. Thursday:Increasing Clouds, Chilly Highs: Near 40 Wind: NE 5-10 m.p.h.

High pressure continues across the area in the wake of yesterday's system. The air is still very cold and very dry. And will extensive snow cover across the region, light winds and mostly clear skies, temperatures will once again drop to unseasonably low levels tonight.{ } Most areas will drop into the teens…it may remain close to 20 degrees at Reagan National Airport.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a few periods of high cloudiness…temperatures could reach 40 degrees in spots. We are forecasting mostly cloudy skies on Thursday and Friday. Late Thursday and Friday, an area of low pressure will pass well south of our region. But we believe it will be far enough away only to produce cloudiness but not precipitation this far north. We will keep an eye on the system as it develops. If it appears any precipitation might creep northward, we will let you know. In the meantime, here’s a warm thought. On this day in 1983, the temperature hit a record high of 82 degrees at Reagan National. And as a bonus… a reminder that spring… the Vernal Equinox… is only 16 days away.