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Deep freeze arrives in DC region

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ACCUWEATHER - The hits from Old Man Winter will keep coming around Washington, D.C., into midweek.

In the wake of the snowstorm, temperatures will challenge record lows Tuesday morning over much of the Northeast. AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures will be below zero at times into Tuesday morning.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised that untreated areas made wet by melting from Monday will freeze quickly at night.

Highs are forecast to be near 30 on Tuesday and in the 30s on Wednesday, well below the average high in the lower 50s.

Temperatures will slowly climb during the balance of the week with highs forecast to reach the 50s on Friday and the lower 60s on Saturday.

A southern storm system will be monitored for rain and possible wet snow in the local area Thursday.

According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek, "If it is any consolation to the wintry weather, Tuesday morning is likely to be the coldest morning in the area until next winter."

WASHINGTON (AP) — A snowstorm that dumped more than half a foot of snow on parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast is being followed by unusually frigid temperatures.

Forecasters say temperatures are expected to dip into the single digits in much of the region early Tuesday morning. That's unusual after March 1, which is sometimes referred to as the start of "meteorological spring."

According to the National Weather Service, Washington has recorded a low temperature in the single digits in March only two times in recorded history. The previous two were in 1872 and 1873.

Forecasters say a return of the dreaded "polar vortex" is to blame. Jim Lee with the National Weather Service says that's when the jet stream forces frigid arctic air down the East Coast.

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