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Snow, Arctic Cold in Forecast

By Potomac Local News January 19, 2014 8:10 am

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The words “bitter” and “cold” are back in the forecast again this week.

Three cold fronts will move through our region this week – the first coming Monday night bringing a cold shot of Arctic air and some possible snow showers for the area.

The snowfall could be light and impact the evening rush hour on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

After the snow moves out, conditions will become windy and temperatures are expected to drop to bitterly cold levels with wind chills that will make it feel below zero degrees. The cold will be similar to what we faced two weeks ago when the “polar vortex” moved into our region for about 48 hours. Schools in our area canceled classes due to the bitter cold.

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This week, the cold air will hang around longer than before and is expected to last into the weekend. Arctic air will build Wednesday and then a reinforcing cold front is expected to move through the area Wednesday night. Another cold front could move through on Saturday keeping temperatures cold, according to the weather service.

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