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Cold Weather Remains Tonight Ahead of Weekend Warm-Up

Another cold night is in store for the area with lows in the teens and low 20s.

After days of frigid weather and a Friday snowfall, a warm-up is finally heading our way.

The snow created some slick roads Friday as 1 to 2 inches fell around the area.

Budget extra time traveling if you have plans to go out tonight: Some roads may be slick.

Another cold night is in store for the area with lows in the teens and low 20s. With temperatures sticking below freezing and the ground cold from extended frigid temperatures, that snow is likely to stick to roads and sidewalks overnight. Any untreated roads could become icy.

Schools will close early Friday as up to 2 inches of snowfall on the D.C. area. News4's Megan McGrath reports from Montgomery County, where a snow emergency has been declared.

D.C. remains under a hypothermia alert Friday night and has opened shelters for people who need to get out of the cold. Check here for a full list of shelters.

Your attempts to stay warm with a space heater or fireplace can have unintended consequences. At least one recent fire in the D.C. area was apparently started from a space heater, fire officials say. News4's Cory Smith is working for you with tips on how to prevent fires and still stay warm.

Transportation to the shelters is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you see someone outside in need of shelter or a welfare check, call the Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or dial 311.

The cold can cause problems for your vehicle, as well. The Maryland Department of Transportation advises keeping at least a half-tank of gas to prevent fuel lines from freezing.

Morning commute snow has prompted school delays and even closures — But government agencies are out in force trying to treat the roads. News4's Justin Finch reports on how they do it.

The weekend is looking dry, with highs in the 40s on Saturday and into the upper 40s and lower 50s on Sunday. Monday will continue to warm up with highs in the upper 50s.

Not a fan of cold weather? By Tuesday, expect highs in the mid 60s - a welcome relief before possible rain on Thursday.

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