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PM Update: Mild Saturday, chilly, damp Sunday, clouds throughout

After some spotty morning showers, we dried out this afternoon but clouds hung around. The cloud cover capped temperatures around 50. We get a warmer push Saturday, and maybe a touch of sunshine, but by Sunday a cool, damp scenario sets up.

Through Tonight: There may be some pockets of fog as well as some spotty sprinkles, but mostly it’s just cloudy. Lows are in the mid-40s.

Saturday: The better of the two weekend days. We’ll have considerable cloud cover but opportunities for partial sunshine. Highs range from the upper 50s to mid-60s - with the lower end of the range favored if sun doesn’t materialize.

Saturday night and Sunday: A weak front sinks south...but the change in wind direction (out of the damp, chilly northeast direction) cools us down into the 40s Saturday night (mid-40s for lows) and that’s where we likely remain Sunday (upper 40s for highs). The front may also provide focus for some intermittent light rain during the day Sunday (40-50 percent chance).

See Camden Walker’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.

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.

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