Freezing rain is headed to the D.C. area Friday morning, which could make for a messy commute.
The coldest, most dangerous blast of polar air in decades gripped the Midwest and pushed toward the East and South on Monday, closing schools and day care centers, grounding flights and forcing people to pull their hoods and scarves tight to protect exposed skin from nearly instant frostbite.
Bone-chilling temperatures are making their way to the Washington region this week, and if you need to leave your toasty-warm homes over the next few days, wearing layers of clothing will help to protect from the bitter cold.
A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a “polar vortex” is descending on the Washington region, bringing with it a dangerous cold that the nation’s capital hasn’t seen in decades.
The National Weather Service says temperatures in parts of Northern and Central Virginia could be the coldest in 20 years.
After the first weekend of winter brought balmy temperatures to the D.C. region, rain and colder air are blowing into the area Monday.
The D.C. area is in-line for a wintry mix, as snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected to mix with cold temperatures throughout the day on Sunday.
The Washington area is bracing for the coldest temperatures so far this season.
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