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Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 02/22/2013

PM Update: Raw tonight, possibly icy in colder suburbs, rainy Saturday, sunny Sunday

* Winter weather advisory for the immediate metro area through 6 a.m. Saturday*

* Winter weather advisory for N. Fauquier, Loudoun and Frederick counties for iciness through 10 a.m. Saturday *

All in all, the close to the work week was pretty miserable, with a mixed bag of very light precipitation, and temperatures near freezing. Any precipitation during the evening rush is spotty, but a little iciness cannot be ruled out in our colder suburbs. A period of steadier rain, possibly starting off as freezing rain in those colder locations, develops early Saturday. Sunday, we clear out and warm up a bit.

Through Tonight: There may be a few spits of mixed precipitation (light rain, sleet and/or freezing rain) this evening. Because the sun is going down and locations north and west of the beltway are below freezing, please be careful on untreated surfaces...especially bridges and overpasses. Inside the beltway and to the south, temperatures should hold above freezing. After any spotty evening precipitation, we catch a break until around dawn, when rain redevelops from south to north. Freezing rain is possible mainly in northern Fauquier, Loudoun and Frederick counties. Lows range from 30-34 (suburbs-city).

Saturday: Rain is likely in the morning, except freezing rain changing to rain (by 8-10 a.m.) in the far north and west suburbs. Depending on the exact track of the storm passing by to our east, rain may be moderate and last well into the afternoon or be rather light and taper off fairly quickly around midday. Highs are chilly, only from 35-40 (except low-to-mid 40s if rain shuts off on the early side).

Saturday night and Sunday: Rain should taper off, at the latest, early Saturday evening, followed by gradual clearing. Lows range from 30-35 Sunday morning. Skies become mostly sunny Sunday, with highs near 50. But there’s a steady breeze from the northwest at 15 mph, which makes it feel cooler.

See Kathryn Prociv’s forecast into early next week. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. For related traffic news, check out Dr. Gridlock. .

By  |  03:54 PM ET, 02/22/2013

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