After freezing temperatures and snow late this week, the Washington, D.C. area can expect to see even colder temperatures — what weather experts are calling a "polar vortex" — early next week, just as many head back to school and work after the holidays.
- Prepare for extreme cold with these tips from health officials and a special note from the MPD Chief of Police.
Here's the breakdown on when the extra-cold weather is expected to hit Georgetown in the next few days:
Monday: Rain and Snow
Just as the kids head back to school, the area will likely be dealing with a wintry mix, and heavy fog before 6 a.m., during the morning commute. NWS gives Georgetown an 80 percent chance of snow and rain Monday. Highs in the 40s, but temps begin to plummet in the afternoon.
Monday Night: Bitter Cold Starts
Get ready to bundle up. Temperatures will plummet to 6 degrees for a low (and that's not even the wind chill temperature). Wind chill 5 below.
Tuesday: Bitter Cold
Kids will really need to dress warmly for school, with temperatures reaching only 15 degrees for a high on Tuesday and a wind chill of 10 below.
Tuesday Night: Bitter Cold
Cold temperatures linger, with lows of 10 degrees for Tuesday night.
The area will begin to pull out of the deep freeze by Wednesday, when NWS predicts a "balmy" high of 30 degrees.