Image: People bundled up at inauguration concert
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It's been cold in Washington, D.C., in recent days. People bundled up Sunday as they watched the "We Are One" concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The concert was one of the events for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.
updated 1/19/2009 10:49:47 AM ET 2009-01-19T15:49:47

It was a snowy start to the week in New England and even North Carolina on Monday, while Washington, D.C., saw snow in the Inauguration Day forecast.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island expected up to 5 inches overnight in some places, where a winter weather advisory was posted.

The advisory follows snow that fell Sunday across much of Massachusetts that made roads slippery and forced residents to drag out their shovels and snowblowers.

Western North Carolina has a winter storm warning in effect through Tuesday. Three to 5 inches of snow may fall, with higher amounts in the mountains.

In Washington, where hundreds of thousands were engaged in pre-inauguration activities, snow was also a possibility Monday. The temperature was around 30 degrees Monday morning, with a wind chill that made it feel like 24.

The forecast for Inauguration Day was scattered snow flurries, with a high of 30 and low of 19.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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