Snow, rain, and risky record cold in the week ahead

Temperatures will warm up about 10 degrees for Sunday before our next snowstorm moves in Monday morning.

The advisory ended around 3 p.m. A few spots could see upwards of an inch of accumulation.

But if the cold air is slow to arrive and/or snow is light and mostly waits until after the commute, we could dodge the bullet. Temperatures throughout the day are expected to hover between a high of -8 C and a low of -15 C. Time for hot cocoa and staying inside with comfy pajamas.

Tonight's forecast is calling for a low of -16 C, with wind chill values making it feel like -25 overnight.

Forecast high and low temperatures next 10 days in Washington from average of computer models.

AMOUNTS: Unlike most previous snow events so far this winter, this will be a very light, powdery snow with such cold air in place.

As skies clear out a bit more Thursday night, temperatures will plummet. From the folks at AccuWeather: "Ahead of the harshest cold yet this season, a storm will lay a swath of snow, slippery travel and disruptions to daily routines across the midwestern United States beginning on Sunday". Wednesday and Thursday morning both look to have lows down in the single digits and teens with wind chills near zero (or lower) along our Northern tier.

Friday morning between 2am and 9am, temperatures in the teens below zero with sustained winds 10-20 miles per hour will yield wind chills as low as -35 degrees.