Waves of Frigid Air Aim for Washington, DC

By , Senior Meteorologist
January 26, 2014; 4:00 AM ET
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January is ending with waves of frigid air taking aim at Washington, D.C.

The first impending blast of cold air moved in Saturday night with brisk winds dropping AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures to plummet into the single digits.

Sunday's high will be held to the upper 20s underneath times of clouds and sunshine.

Temperatures will briefly spike into the upper 30s and a couple of flurries will fly on Monday as another clipper system passes through the Northeast.

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In the wake of this clipper, even colder air will arrive and challenge the frigid days from earlier this January for the coldest daytime highs and nighttime lows so far this winter.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists are monitoring the possibility of snow grazing the Northeast coast at midweek with the cold air in place.

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