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

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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.{ }

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This morning's sunrise captured by the WJLA roof cam

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