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    DC to Endure Polar Plunge After Extended Weekend

    By , Senior Meteorologist
    January 18, 2014; 4:39 AM ET
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    Play video Weather across the Northeast is detailed in the above AccuWeather.com video.

    After a few flurries fly and chilly winds blow during the extended holiday weekend, frigid air will once again grip the Washington, D.C., area.

    The parade of Alberta Clippers streaming from western Canada to the East Coast will continue through the upcoming week.

    Each clipper will be monitored for possible strengthening and the development of steadier snow along the East Coast, which happened across New England on Saturday.

    However, the majority of the clippers will race offshore and struggle to bring a flurry to Washington, D.C., and the other I-95 cities.

    That will be the case with the clipper that delivered disruptive snow to Minneapolis, Chicagoland and Indianapolis on Saturday. Only a flurry or two will fly over Washington, D.C., Sunday morning.

    A cool and gusty breeze will blow during the remainder of Sunday and Monday as dry weather dominates and temperatures return to the 40s. Monday's high will even flirt with the 50-degree mark.

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    Monday's high is not a sign of things to come. Instead, the polar vortex will sink southward and usher in noticeably cold air at midweek.

    The arrival of the arctic air will be accompanied by a period of nuisance snow Tuesday, followed by temperatures plummeting into the teens Tuesday night and being held to the lower 20s on Wednesday.

    More waves of frigid air should follow for the remainder of the month.

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