So much for this mild fall we've been having!
As you head to work or school Friday morning, be careful of icy spots as our temperatures dip near freezing overnight and into the early morning hours.
Thursday, Storm Team4 reported sleet and even snow north and west of the D.C. area.
The wintry weather was seen mainly in northern Frederick County, Maryland and Loudoun County, Virginia, reported Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Veronica Johnson.
— Veronica Johnson (@VJohnsonNBC4) November 13, 2014
A huge arctic air mass has come in from Canada and the polar region, creating below-freezing temps all the way to the southern states.
That air mass is drifting east and will be over our region for the weekend and the first part of next week. All that means colder-than-average weather.
Thursday, highs only reached near 50 degrees, and Friday morning will be near freezing, said Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Tom Kierein. The afternoon's high will be in the low 40s, but a blustery wind will make it feel much colder.
And Saturday will be this week's coldest morning, with temps in the -- brace yourself -- mid 20s. The afternoon will improve slightly, getting into the mid 40s with plenty of sunshine.
Sunday's highs will be near 50.