Lawmakers have until Friday to reach a deal that would avoid billions of dollars in automatic budget cuts to federal programs.
If the two sides can't reach a deal by March 1, $85 billion in cuts will go into effect to government programs, such as the defense, education and transportation departments.
But just how much of the sequester will impact you?
Financial expert Elliott Miller visited FOX 29 News at 5 p.m. to discuss just who would feel the pain if a deal can't be reached.
You can watch his interview with FOX 29's Joyce Evans in the video above.
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.