From Washington Post, 2016/01/25; Drivers face plenty of icy roads, water main breaks as region digs out.
A long, cold, icy, week remains!
Capital Weather Gang
D.C. area forecast: A chilly week with two chances of precipitation
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By Jason Samenow January 25 at 5:00 AM
Sunset over a snow-capped National Mall, Jan. 24, 2016. (Ben Johnson via Facebook)
TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
5/10: A bitter cold start, but afternoon sun feels fine if you’re layered up.
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs: 35-40.
Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy. Lows: 25-30.
Tomorrow: Cloudy. Highs: 40-45.
FORECAST IN DETAIL
The demise of our deep snowpack is a gradual one this week as we see no real rapid warm-up. Every day is forecast to warm above freezing, but most nights the mercury dips back down below the freezing mark. That means lots of patchy iciness. Two weather systems may create some additional weather mischief this week. Some showers Tuesday night that could briefly end as snow and a possible storm system late Thursday into Friday, that has a chance to drop some more frozen precipitation.
Today (Monday): Definitely be on the lookout for icy patches. Melted slush from Sunday afternoon froze solid overnight with temperatures in the single digits and teens early this morning. But aided by abundant sunshine, temperatures mount a steady comeback, reaching the mid-to-upper 30s this afternoon. Light winds. Confidence: High
Tonight: Clear skies early become partly to mostly cloudy late. It’s not as cold as Sunday night, but we still drop below freezing allowing for icy spots in the morning. Lows range from the mid-20s to near 30 downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
Charles Clanton Rogers January 25, 2016