President Barack Obama will be sworn into office for his second term in office on Jan. 21. The Inauguration is held outside, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
After an unusually mild Sunday with highs in the lower 60s, noticeably colder air will rush back into Washington, D.C., for Monday.
Temperatures will be held to the middle 40s on Monday, which is fairly typical for this time of year. AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will be in the middle 30s during the Presidential Inauguration. There will be a slight breeze with gusts to between 8 and 10 mph.
Arctic air moving in could produce a passing rain or light snow shower at some point during the afternoon.
The normal high temperature for the day is 43°F. The normal low temperature for the day is the upper 28°F. The normal weather for 12 p.m. EST on the Inauguration is a temperature of 37°F, with partly cloudy skies, 10 mph wind and a wind chill of 31°F.
Climatologically speaking, there is about a 1 in 3 chance of measurable precipitation (i.e., at least 0.01 of an inch) on that day and a 1 in 6 chance of precipitation during the ceremony. There is only about a 1 in 10 chance of measurable snow (i.e., at least 0.1 of an inch) on that day and a 1 in 20 chance of snow during the ceremony. There is about a 1 in 6 chance that there will be at least 1 inch of snow already on the ground from a previous snowfall.
As it became obvious on Saturday that a major blizzard was going to hit the Northeast, the track and size of the storm became critical as to which areas would be hit the hardest.
Communities across the Northeast have endured heavy snow and fierce winds amid the first blizzard of 2015 with the storm continuing to churn over New England.
Lingering midwinter cold and additional rounds of snow will add to difficulties for cleanup and those without power after the Blizzard of 2015.
The blizzard pounding the New England region of the U.S. will continue to impact more of Atlantic Canada.
People may think blizzards are about heavy snow, but it's more about wind, blowing snow and visibility, and parts of the Midwest and Northeast are more susceptible to the wrath of these conditions.
A blast of cold air will set the stage for the most widespread snowfall threat across the United Kingdom and Ireland Wednesday through Thursday.
New York City (1805)
Great 48-hour snowstorm dropped 24 inches on New York City.
Washington, D.C. (1922)
25.0 inches of snow -- biggest snowstorm on record.
Florida had three-day freeze -- lowest ever in January with 8 degrees at Mason; 11 million boxes citrus damaged, $10 million loss.