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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/05/2012

PM Update: Cold tonight and cool tomorrow before moderation midweek

With snow flurries in the air at times, it was a pretty wintry day around here. The southern periphery of the region even got some snow accumulation (but it will melt fast). Today’s highs ranging from near 40 to the mid-40s are a good 5-10 degrees below average, and we’ve got more chill to go through tomorrow before a warm-up into midweek.

Through Tonight: We’ll continue with some passing flurries and snow showers through about sunset, but nothing of note. The storm system that passed to the south helps draw in a little more cold air into an already chilled air mass. Combine that with mostly clear skies and light winds, and we’ve got the coldest night in a while with lows ranging from the low 20s to near 30. It could be the first time National has made it to freezing since February 21!

Tomorrow (Tuesday): It’s a cold start to the day, and we finish with below average temperatures as well, but other than that it’s not too bad. Plan on partly to mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-40s to near 50. Winds are light enough not to be much of a problem.

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Snow totals to south: This morning’s clipper produced some impressive snow totals, as close by as 60-100 miles to our south. As many as 10” fell in western Orange county around Barboursville, and 4-6” fell in the vicinity of Charlottesville. Even as close as Fredericksburg, a couple inches fell and 1” fell in parts of St. Mary’s county. See snowfall map.

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