Rain is moving out of the area Thursday night, but colder air isn't far behind. And what's that about snowflakes we're hearing?
Thursday's rain tapered in the evening, and the area will start to dry out overnight, according to NBC4 meteorologist Veronica Johnson. There will be a little bit of sunshine Friday and temperatures will be warmer with a high of 56 degrees. The average high this time of year is 61.
The cold air returns for the weekend, however. Morning lows will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s Saturday and Sunday mornings, NBC4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer said, and highs will be around 50, which is the average temperature -- for December.
And don't be surprised to see a few flakes of snow Friday night or Saturday morning in areas like Frederick County, Md., Loudoun County and other areas to the west, Johnson said. She said a winter weather advisory could be issued Friday night for high elevations in parts of West Virginia, western Maryland and Pennsylvania. Very light accumulations -- 1 inch or less -- is possible for those areas.
While snow isn't expected in the immediate Washington area, the cold will be around through the weekend.
A warm-up is likely in the early part of next week. Hang in there and add another layer!
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