LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC)— The cold is here and it isn’t leaving any time soon.

With temperatures below freezing throughout much of the region since Monday, the D.C. area is in the middle of its coldest stretch since 2010.

Highs aren’t expected to get above freezing until the weekend as the Arctic air mass is now completing its takeover of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Lows have been in the teens overnight but “real feel” temperatures have been in the single digits during the day due to the wind, meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

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Wednesday will be sunny with a high of 27 and some snow flurries are possible Wednesday night, especially to the south of the District. Thursday will hit a high of 29 and there’s a chance of snow or ice late Friday.

Saturday’s high of 33 will get the area above freezing, but not by much.

Sosnowski suggests breaking out cold weather accessories like gloves and hats if you haven’t already. For those who work outside, he says take breaks from the cold indoors if possible and drink warm liquids.

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