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A potentially severe cold is expected tonight, and Saturday will provide no reprieve.

Wind chills below zero can be dangerous, with potential for hypothermia and frostbite. Temperatures falling into the teens this afternoon and evening continue to move downward tonight. Wind chills bottom out in the minus-5 to minus-15 range as winds continue to gust through the night. Today (Christmas Eve): Wind chills are below zero in D.C.; actual temperatures are in the teens. Peak gusts this afternoon reached 50 mph or higher in many spots. Sunday (Christmas Day): Not quite as cold but still frigid low temperatures in the 10- to 15-degree range.