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PM Update: Chilly tonight with frost in outlying areas, then a fine Friday

* Frost advisory for northern Md., Shenandoah Valley (map) *

Compared to recent warmth, today was a bit on the chilly side with highs barely edging above 60. Tack on winds gusting from 20-30 mph and it felt like...well...March. Tonight’s cold enough that frost may be an issue in the far north and west suburbs. Temperatures are a touch warmer Friday, with less wind but more cloud cover.

Through Tonight: Skies are mostly clear with low ranging from the mid-30s in the colder suburbs (Frederick and Loudoun county) to the low-to-mid 40s downtown. Winds are light.

Friday: A crisp morning warms steadily as the sun rises and a wind from the south streams in. But increasing afternoon clouds put a break on temperatures, with highs in the mid-60s. Any rain showers should hold off until nighttime.

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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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