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Forecast for the Washington, D.C., area: Today might see record-low temperatures and it will be quite chilly for Santa

Highs could challenge Christmas Eve records from 1989. Temperatures in the single digits and wind chills below zero only slowly climb upward. Numerous record low maximums are threatened in the Mid-Atlantic. D.C. will be close to its record for the date, set in 1989.

Tonight: Clear skies rule and temperatures run to lows in a range of about 11 to 17. Winds die off so there’s not much wind chill. Monday: Temperatures are up another notch, to highs in the mid-30s to around 40. A bit of a pre-January thaw getting underway.