By Tuesday morning residents and visitors to Washington, D.C., will wonder what hit them when they step outside.
Motorists and pedestrians should be on the lookout for icy patches Monday evening as Arctic air blasts quickly into the region. In some cases, ice can form before paved, concrete and wooden surfaces have a chance to dry out.
It will feel about 60 degrees colder Tuesday morning, compared to the morning drive Monday.
RealFeel® temperatures will be below zero much of the day Tuesday. Despite bright sunshine, actual high temperatures will be in the middle teens across the metro area.
Tuesday will be the coldest day since Feb. 5, 1996, over much of the coastal mid-Atlantic.
Weather conditions Monday night through Tuesday will make it dangerous to be outdoors for long periods of time without being properly dressed.
There is some good news for folks struggling with the cold.
Temperatures will slowly trend upward later this week and could touch 50 degrees in some locations this weekend.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking the brutal cold and when the next warmup is in store.
A winter storm spreading a spreading a swath of snow and ice across the central U.S. will continue to impact travel through Saturday night before reaching the Northeast on Sunday.
As a large storm rolls out of the Plains and Midwest, a swath of snow, ice and travel disruptions will extend into the Northeast for the start of March.
A storm will whip across the United Kingdom and the North Sea through Sunday with potentially damaging and disruptive winds.
Yet another winter storm will take aim at the Northeast and Midwest next week with widespread ice and flooding concerns.
While more storms are on the horizon to start March, the accompanying cold shots will be less extreme.
An end to winter storms targeting Harrisburg will not come with the conclusion of February.
Belouve, Reunion (1964)
52.76" of rain in 12 hours (world record) (Feb. 28-29).
Nome, Alaska (1995)
Seasonal snow record of 108 inches set. The old record was 107.5 inches set during the 1931-1932 cold season.
Buffalo, NY (1998)
Recorded it's warmest February on record with and average temperature of 34.1(F) which was 9.5(F) above normal. This broke the old record og 33.8(F) in 1984.