Washinton, D.C. Weather Forecast: Record Cold Start, Slow to Warm Up

This Afternoon:Partly Cloudy Highs: Around 30 Wind: NNE 5 Tonight:Partly Cloudy Lows: Upper Teens Wind: Calm Wednesday:Partly Cloudy Highs: Upper 30s Wind: NE 5

If it seems unusually cold this morning, you're right!{ } Records have been broken and most of us woke up to single digits.{ } Dulles broke the daily record low of 6 degrees set back in 1980 and it appears likely it also tied the all time record low for the month of March at -1.{ } The National Weather Service in Sterling has yet to verify the official low temperature.{ } It will be slow warming today under partly cloudy skies.{ } Temps will reach the upper 20s to lower 30s.{ } We will gradually warm up the rest of the week, but staying well below the average high of 52 degrees until we get to the weekend. And the 6 to 10 day outlook?{ } You might not want to peek:

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6-10 Day Temperature Departure

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The only chances of rain/snow will come Thursday night into Friday morning.{ } A coastal system may get close enough to bring a wintry mix, best chance over southern Maryland.{ }