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PM Update: A chilly weekend; slight chance early Sunday light snow or rain

We had enough sunshine today for temperatures to reach seasonable levels in the low-to-mid 40s. We also saw sunset wait until 5 p.m. for the first time since November 8 (days are growing longer). The weekend is a chilly one and a little disturbance swinging by late Saturday night into Sunday morning might produce a little light rain or snow.

Through Tonight: Clear and cold tonight. Like the past couple of nights, lows range from the upper 20s downtown to the low 20s in the cooler suburbs. Winds from the west at 10-15 mph gradually diminish to near 5 mph.

Saturday: It’s mostly sunny in the morning, but then clouds increase ahead of an incoming disturbance. Highs are near 40 with winds from the northwest at 5-10 mph becoming light.

Saturday night and Sunday: A weak disturbance offers a 30 percent of light snow Saturday night after midnight, which might turn to light rain if it continues into Sunday morning (20 percent chance). Perhaps some of the colder suburbs could see a brief coating of snow. We’ll keep you posted. Lows Saturday night are in the upper 20s to low 30s. On Sunday, after any morning precipitation, clouds decrease with highs in the low-to-mid 40s.

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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