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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 02/13/2009

PM Update: Winds Diminish and Calm Prevails

By Ian Livingston

Cooler Saturday with possible light wintry mix late

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Winds continue to diminish today, but not before producing some gusts above 30 mph this morning into early afternoon. Compared to yesterday, it is almost calm! Mostly sunny skies have once again helped temperatures rise above normal as highs top out right around 50 in most places. As we drift into evening expect temperatures to fall back through the 40s while winds to continue to slacken to more bearable levels.

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Tonight: We see much less wind tonight with temperatures near or below freezing. Skies will be mostly clear early with some more clouds gathering by morning. Lows should drop to around freezing downtown and into the upper 20s in the suburbs. Winds will blow around 5 mph from the north.

Tomorrow (Saturday): After a partly cloudy start, skies trend mostly cloudy on Saturday while a weak disturbance passes by to the south. Highs should reach the mid-to-upper 40s as winds remain light and variable. Overnight Saturday, it is possible we see a brief period of very light rain or snow -- anything that falls should be inconsequential though.

See Camden Walker's forecast into next week.

By Ian Livingston  | February 13, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
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Any update on next week's possible storm. I have been out of the loop and would appreciate and info. Thx!

Posted by: snowlover | February 13, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Snowlover, in general I think the storm looks much more like rain than anything else around here. There's still some time to change that but given how this winter has gone I would not bet on it.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | February 13, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Next week's storm looks like primarily rain, with temperatures up into the boring forties. However, these storms are tending to dry up as they reach us.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | February 13, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse

:( :( :(

Posted by: manassasmissy | February 13, 2009 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Next weeks storm is like so many others this winter.

The threat has evaporated. We are dry slotted as energy moves to our north and south, leaving us with with a glancing swat of moisture.

This winter is an amplification of a La Nina pattern.

Posted by: AugustaJim | February 13, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

I measured the snow from last night before going to bed: 5/16"

Location: Blue Ridge Mtns, elevation 1900 ft, east of Front Royal

We probably won't get any more snow this season since I bought tire chains after the 4" storm.

Posted by: spgass1 | February 15, 2009 11:52 AM | Report abuse

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