D.C. weather forecast: mild this weekend but much colder next week

      Saturday: Sunny, Breezy & Mild

      Highs: 49-54 | Wind: SW 8-15 mph

      Tonight: Mainly Clear

      Lows: 31-37 | Wind: S 5-13 mph

      Sunday: Mostly Sunny

      Highs: Near 50 | Wind: S 5-13 mph


      Don't get used to the mild air over the weekend as an arctic blast is headed our way by early next week.{} Expect plenty of sunshine today and tomorrow with highs in the low 50s then near 50 on Sunday.{} A cold front will hit the Washington area Sunday morning, but it'll take some time before the core of the cold air arrives.{}

      High temperatures will drop to near 40 on MLK Jr. Day with a few flurries possible, but temperatures will plummet by Tuesday and Wednesday as the coldest air yet this winter arrives.{} Expect mornings in the teens with afternoon highs in the mid/upper 20s by Tuesday and Wednesday.{} Actually, a few readings in the single digits are possible northwest of Washington Wednesday morning.{} Temperatures will moderate a bit by the end of the week but remain below average.{}


      This morning's sunrise captured by the WJLA roof cam