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Arctic Blast: Burke Weather Timeline for Reaching '12 Below Zero'

Here's the weather timeline for the next few days.

Wind chill could reach 12 below Tuesday. Patch file photo
Wind chill could reach 12 below Tuesday. Patch file photo
A "polar vortex" is expected to reach much of the Northern Virginia area with dangerously low temperatures and a crippling wind chill up to 12 below zero degrees.

See the complete forecast for Burke.

Here's the breakdown on when the extra-cold weather is expected to hit Northern Virginia in the next few days, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday Afternoon: The sun is shining, but the winds have already picked up (with gusts up to 40 mph). Highs are in the upper 30s.

Tonight: The temperature drops quickly, as a wind chill advisory begins at 6 p.m. with gusts reaching 45 mph. The temperature will fall to a low of around 7 above, with wind chill values running as low as 11 below after midnight.

Tuesday: The temperatures could climb to 16 above, but the winds will keep wind chill values as low as 12 below.

Tuesday Night: Temperatures struggle to stay in the double digest. 

Wednesday: Highs stay below freezing, but expected to reach 30, as winds die down to 5 mph. 

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