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PM Update: Overnight rain turns to snow by sunrise Thursday, with ill-timed potential for an inch or two

Once the snow ends, it will be cold

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* Winter weather advisory Thursday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. *

Temperatures soared into the low and mid-50s today. That’s on the warm side of what was expected, and as warm as we’ll see for a while. A cold front on the way tonight sets us up for a chilly weekend. First, it delivers the potential for additional snow. With the heaviest of it aiming for tomorrow morning, the timing couldn’t be much worse, even if amounts are generally modest.

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Through tonight: Clouds thicken during the evening. Light rain develops in the hours around midnight and continues into the predawn hours. Rain probably changes to snow in the time frame of 6 to 8 a.m. Temperatures are near freezing for lows as snow gets underway in the morning. Winds are light and variable after dark.

Burst of wet snow Thursday morning could slow commute in D.C. area

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Tomorrow (Thursday): Snow may fall at a moderate to heavy clip for a time Thursday morning. That part of the action should be winding down by 10 a.m. or so, with some additional light snow possible through about noon. Most spots see about an inch or two locally, but a few may see more. We’ll see clearing thereafter, with temperatures perhaps not headed much higher during the day, or remaining near the low to mid-30s. Winds from the northwest around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts past 25 mph, add extra bite.

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