New Year's Day 2018 could be one of coldest on record for area

If you're planning to go outside to ring in the new year this weekend in the District, you'll want to bundle up as a brutal cold front continues to sweep over the region.

Arctic air is settlings in and wind will be picking up. Most areas will be feeling temps in the negatives through Sunday morning.

This front rolling through the region may kick up snow squalls.

A clipper passed through DC and areas north on Saturday morning, bringing light snow to the area. Thurmont and areas in Western Maryland got around an inch of snow, while Montgomery and Prince George's County got less than a half inch of snow.

The ground is very cold so this could create slick spots. If you're traveling for New Year's Eve, you'll want to use extreme caution, especially if heading north and west of the District where more snow has fallen.

Thursday proved to be one of the coldest December days in nearly 10 years.

New Year's Eve will see high temperatures only in the mid-20s and falling into the teens with the potential for single digit wind chills by the midnight hour, so if you're planning to be outside for extended periods of time while ringing in the new year you'll want to layer up and prepare for a very chilly night.

New Year's Day is predicted to have a high of only 25 degrees, which would be the coldest since 1940 and the sixth coldest New Year's Day on record. If the District hits 26 degrees, it would be the seventh coldest on record.

Thursday proved to be one of the coldest December days in nearly 10 years.

On Thursday, a high temperature of 25 degrees was recorded at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, which is much lower than the average of 44 degrees. Baltimore-Washington International Airport recorded a high of 24 degrees and Washington Dulles International Airport recorded a high of 23 degrees, which are both records. BWI also tied a record low of 10 degrees from 1950.