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PM Update: Cloudy, chilly, sometimes rainy weekend lies ahead

The work week closed on a pleasant note with sunshine at times, lighter winds and temperatures from 55-60. Clouds streaming into the region presage an overcast weekend, with daytime temperatures stuck in the 40s and episodic rain. Of the two days - while neither is a gem - Sunday is better as it’s drier than not.

Through Tonight: Clouds lower and thicken. It’s chilly but not really cold, with lows in the upper 30s to low 40s (downtown). Winds become out of the north around 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Rain likely develops (70 percent chance), mainly after 8 a.m. The blanket of clouds and rain slow any daytime rise in temperatures, with highs mainly in the mid-40s. The steadiest rain is probably late morning to early afternoon, with more patchy areas of rain thereafter (chance of rain drops to 40 percent in the afternoon). Rainfall amounts are around 0.1-0.25 inches.

Link: Detailed look at the Rock’N’Roll marathon and half marathon forecast

Saturday night:Any lingering light rain (30 percent chance) ends by mid-evening, but skies remain mostly cloudy. A cold breeze from the north drops low temperatures to around 35 in the city to near freezing in some of the colder suburbs to the northwest.

Sunday: It should be dry in the morning with a slight chance of light rain developing by late in the afternoon. It remains colder than normal, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds are from the north around 5 to 10 mph.

Pollen: Tree counts today were in the LOW-MODERATE range.

See Camden’s 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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