Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Record Cold Blast

This Afternoon:Clearing and Cold, with Windy Conditions Temperatures: Falling through 30s Wind: W 10-20+ Tonight:Wind Chill Advisory Lows: -5 to +10 Wind Chill: -5 to -25 at times Tuesday:Sunny and Near Record Low Temperatures Highs: 8-16 Wind: W 10-20

It's a big flip-flop in temperatures today with a drastic temperature drop.{ } The apparent temperature or "feel factor" will span about 60 degrees in the next 24 hours with about 50 degrees at 8a.m to about -10 Tuesday morning.{ } Records lows are in jeopardy.{ }

{ }

Record Lows January 7th

{ }

And we will likely break the record minimum high temperatures.{ } The coldest high on Tuesday at Reagan National is 18 and at Dulles it is 21.{ } I don't expect highs to get past 16.{ } While it will look nice with sunshine this afternoon and Tuesday, we don't expect to get above freezing again until Thursday.{ } When all is said in done, it will be the coldest blast to hit D.C. in 20 years.{ } If the cold doesn't count, the week will be rather quiet. Next chance of rain on Friday.