Bitter cold temperatures all week; wintry weather possible Friday morning

Bitter cold temperatures have taken over the D.C. region and are making the beginning of March feel more like the middle of January.

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FOX 5's Tucker Barnes says a chilly Tuesday will only see highs around 40 degrees as temperatures stay about 10 to 20 degrees below normal for this time of year. Wednesday, Barnes says, is expected to be colder than Tuesday with highs in the low 30s.

In addition to a week of bone-chilling air, the FOX 5 Weather Team is keeping an eye on a wintry weather system that could bring a rain / snow mix to the area Friday morning. This could turn out to be similar to last Sunday's system that brought mostly rain to D.C. and some accumulating snow to areas north and west of the metro area.

On Sunday, milder temperatures with highs around 60 degrees are likely but so is wet weather as rain is expected to move in.

We will start to see more sunlight as Daylight Saving Time beings on Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. when clocks are turned forward one hour to 3 a.m.

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