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Weather: Deep Freeze to Hit Area Starting Tuesday

Snow or wintry mix in the forecast for Friday? Temperatures will stay below 40 degrees for a high until next Monday.

Like clockwork, the weather cooperated for the 57th presidential inauguration with sunny skies and temperatures in the 40s. After the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, temperatures began to tumble.

Northern Virginia will likely see temperatures below freezing through Friday, according to the National Weather Service. 

Highs on Tuesday through Thursday won't go above 27 degrees, according to the weather service.

Sunny and Cold

Northern Virginia will see sunny skies Tuesday, but with only a high of 23 degrees and with blustery winds up to 30 mph, it will feel even chillier. Wednesday will see much the same, sunny and cold with a high of 25 degrees, but not as windy. Thursday will also be sunny with the temperatures inching up a few degrees to 27.

Snow in the Forecast?

In addition to the deep freeze this week, the other big news from the National Weather Service for Northern Virginia: A 60 percent chance of seeing snow and sleet Friday.

The Weather Channel predicts a 70 percent chance of a wintry mix for the area. The Capital Weather Gang gives the area a 30 percent chance of seeing 1 inch of snow Friday. Their headline Monday said snow or a frozen mix was "quite possible" on Friday. 

Temperatures will break into the 40s again by Monday.

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