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 could put a damper on the end of the weekend. This bit of rain and extra clouds could cause temperatures to stay about the same on Saturday and 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.