January is ending with waves of frigid air taking aim at Washington, D.C.
The first impending blast of cold air moved in Saturday night with brisk winds dropping AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures to plummet into the single digits.
Sunday's high will be held to the upper 20s underneath times of clouds and sunshine.
Temperatures will briefly spike into the upper 30s and a couple of flurries will fly on Monday as another clipper system passes through the Northeast.
In the wake of this clipper, even colder air will arrive and challenge the frigid days from earlier this January for the coldest daytime highs and nighttime lows so far this winter.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are monitoring the possibility of snow grazing the Northeast coast at midweek with the cold air in place.
Another round of strong winds will howl across northern Europe through Tuesday.
Another storm system will bring more heavy rain and flooding to northern Pakistan and India this week.
While portions of the mid-Atlantic have enjoyed a day or two of spring warmth in March, most of New York and New England will finally break out of the persistent winter chill.
A pattern change during the middle of April could bring rain and cooler conditions to California, while erasing persistent chill in the Northeast.
It was a very active day Monday along the "Ring of Fire," the zone of seismic activity in the Pacific Basin.
As Monday morning ushered in dark skies near the Columbia, South Carolina, area, onlookers were treated to a unique cloud formation known as asperatus clouds.
Great Northeastern snowstorm with hurricane winds from PA to ME. Severest in NJ; many trees uprooted, heavy snow inland, high tides on coast. Barometer at Nantucket 28.83"/97.6kp: 18" of snow at Boston; 24" at Providence. (Easter Sunday).
New York City, NY (1835)
"Most furious storm in 20 years .... Snow rollers were seen in Battery Park when natural snowballs, formed when a strong gusty wind blows over a moist snow surface, were pushed along by the wind until they grew to a 24-inch diameter. At this point, they became too heavy and were left to dot Battery Park like so many boulders in a New England hayfield". (New York Post)
New Jersey (1970)
Snowy Easter when 16-20" fell across the northern part of the state. Temperature fell from 60 degrees on 26th to 2 degrees on the 30th.