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    Arctic Cold Blast Headed to Washington, DC

    By By Kristina Pydynowski, senior meteorologist
    November 13, 2013, 11:35:32 PM EST

    A blast of arctic air will bring much colder air and freezing temperatures to Washington, D.C. Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Arctic air is set to blast in and hold highs on Tuesday and Wednesday to the middle 40s. The hours before daybreak Tuesday could actually prove to be warmer than the afternoon.

    Brisk winds ushering in the cold will create even colder AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures on Tuesday. The wind and cold will have many reaching for winter coats and turning up their heat.


    The arrival of the arctic air will be accompanied by a rain shower through the early afternoon of Tuesday. A few folks may also see their first snowflakes of the season, before dry air takes hold.

    Tuesday night, Washington, D.C., will record its first subfreezing temperature of the fall.

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    The impending cold will serve as a reminder that the official start to winter is just around the corner.


    As fast as the arctic air invades the United States, temperatures will quickly rebound later in the week.

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