DC: Arctic Cold to Sound the Retreat

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
January 9, 2014; 2:43 AM ET
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There is some good news for folks struggling with the cold in the Washington, D.C., area and over much of the Central and Eastern states.

Temperatures will continue to step upward during the second half of this week and will flirt with 60 degrees this weekend.

A period of freezing rain will make some roads and sidewalks slippery into Friday midday.

The January thaw will be accompanied by drenching rain Saturday into Saturday night.

In the wake of the storm, it will turn cooler, but not colder immediately. This is because the source of the air moving in Sunday will be from the Pacific Ocean.

Additional doses of warm air will swing through during next week, prior to another possible visit by the polar vortex.

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Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking about the warmup on the way and any concerns for flooding.

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