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Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Freezing temperatures expected this weekend in Northern Virginia

Freezing temperatures expected this weekend in Northern Virginia

A wind advisory is in effect from 1 a.m.to 4 p.m. Friday.

The unseasonably cold temperatures to start the week coincided with Winter Hazard Awareness Week with the weather service and Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management with Thursday highlighting safety tips for cold weather.

"Temperatures are likely reaching their peak this morning as a cold front is poised to usher in some very cold mid-autumn air... an impressive push of early season arctic air", a statement from the weather service said. Residents are encouraged to take steps to protect sensitive plants from the cold conditions. The coldest spots may reach the upper teens just before sunrise on Saturday. By 5 p.m. Friday, it will dip to around 29 degrees in Boston, and dropping to 18 degrees overnight.

Low temperatures forecast Saturday morning from GFS model.

At Dulles Airport, the record low is 16 from 1973.

Additionally, they said rain showers late Thursday afternoon and evening may change into snow showers as temperatures fall into the 20s. Considering the airport rarely establishes record lows anymore, it would be quite remarkable. The overnight cold temperature record-holder for November 10 is zero, set in 1936.

Areas in bright blue are under a freeze watch.

The downward slide in temperature will ease somewhat Saturday, but will still be some 15 degrees cooler than normal for mid-November in MA and may generate new low temperature records, forecasters wrote.

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