From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: A few snow flurries in an otherwise sunny, seasonable weekend

January 5, 2013 - 11:44 AM
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Look for a mostly sunny and seasonably comfortable weekend punctuated by the possibility of some snow showers on Saturday night.  Highs today should be in the lower 40s, rising to the mid to upper 40s tomorrow.

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This Afternoon: Mostly Sunny, Seasonably Chilly

Highs: 42-45 | Wind: NW 5-10 mph

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Snow Showers Possible

Lows: 22-31 | Snow: 50% Chance

Sunday: Partly Sunny, A Bit Milder

Highs: 44-48 | Wind: SW 5 mph

Yesterday's 46 degree high at Reagan National marked the mildest day of this young new year.  It added to what is now the 6th warmest DC winter to date in the past 142 years of record keeping.  This warmer than normal trend that started on December 1st is not expected to change dramatically in the near future.  Indeed, after a cool weekend with highs in the 40s, the coming week looks to warm into the 50s by Tuesday and near 60 by week's end.  And while some snow flurries or showers are possible late tonight into Sunday morning, the near absence of snow this season is also expected to continue through the coming week: only rain looks likely from Thursday into Friday.

A warm front passing through the area overnight, coupled with low temperatures in the upper 20s, could produce some light snow tonight.  But little to no accumulation is expected and should not be a factor in what looks like a mostly sunny Redskins Sunday with highs in the mid to upper 40s at game time.  Enjoy your weekend! 

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