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PM Update: Meteorological winter closes on brisk, gloomy note

Today was emblematic of winter in a sense with a few raindrops and even conversational snowflakes in colder locations which amounted to...nothing. Temperatures were close to normal. This seasonably chilly weather stays with us Friday, with highs stuck in the 40s. The chance of any precipitation is quite low.

Through Tonight: Cloudy skies hold through the evening and a rain shower, a few sleet pellets, and/or snow flurries are possible (30 percent chances). After midnight, the odds of precipitation nearly vanish and some breaks in the clouds are possible. Lows range from 29-34 (suburbs-city).

Friday: The first day of meteorological spring hardly feels like it. It’s partly to mostly cloudy and chilly. High reach the mid-40s or so, but it feels colder with a wind from the northwest at 10-15 mph. I can’t rule out a sprinkle or flurry (mainly north of town), but odds are very low.

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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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