A brief warmup is on the way this weekend, but winter temperatures return in time for the new year.
Along with sunshine, temperatures will gradually warm from the mid-40s late this week to near 50 for the weekend in the nation's capital.
A storm coming up the coast will put a damper on the end of the weekend. Periods of rain and a thick cloud cover will cause temperatures to stay in the upper 40s Sunday.
Just before it's time to ring in the new year, a cold front will sweep the I-95 corridor and bring back the chilly temperatures.
Monday and Tuesday will be more winterlike with high temperatures only climbing to the mid-30s on Tuesday.
The dry weather is expected to continue through New Year's Eve on Tuesday for those ringing in the new year at Capital Hill.
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