Washington is the southernmost location to ever host the Classic and the weather has been mild and rainy in recent years. But this year's forecast is looking colder.
Historical odds of a White Christmas, defined as having one inch on the ground at 7 a.m. on December 25, are a mere 10 percent in the District.
November 2014 was a colder-than-normal (-1.7F) and drier-than-normal (-0.53 inches) month in Washington, D.C.
D.C. matched the record set in 1958. Dulles and BWI, so far, are a few degrees short.
If the city officially measures snow this week, it will be the first time in November in almost two decades.
Bay effect snow doesn't occur in D.C. but can and does sometimes occur in southeast Virginia. The reason is simple geography.
At Dulles, the mercury plunged to 13 degrees, shattering the old record of 20 degrees set in 1990.
Lows fall into the teens to low 20s tonight, and do not escape the 30s Wednesday, for the first time since 1996 on November 18 or earlier.
The opportunities for 32 degrees or lower are growing by the day. Tomorrow morning may get many there. By next weekend, the whole area could be freezing.
October tied for the 11th warmest since records began in the late 1800s in D.C.