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Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:26AM

Cold; A Little Precip Late Tonight

Our weather pattern is in transition out of bitter cold, but as is often the case, it's going to be a bumpy process. Today is partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures continuing pretty cold for the last day of February. Tonight, moisture overrides this cold air from the south. Late tonight into early Sunday morning, light precipitation begins in the form of light freezing rain. It will change to light rain before sunrise Sunday, with areas right along the Blue Ridge being the last to transition. Sunday is cloudy and a bit milder with spotty light rain, until early- afternoon. Another round of light, spotty rain arrives late Sunday night into Monday morning.

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Saturday

Hi: 37 Lo: 25

Partly or mostly cloudy; Cold; Light freezing rain possible late tonight; Light SE wind
Sunday

Hi: 47 Lo: 36

Generally cloudy; Spotty light rain mostly in the AM & early afternoon; Light rain possible again late Sun. night; Light SE wind (but gusty SW at higher elev's)
Monday

Hi: 49 Lo: 35

AM light rain, then partial clearing PM; NW wind 5-15 mph, gusty
Tuesday

Hi: 49 Lo: 47

Generally cloudy; Another round of spotty light rain in the PM and overnight; Warming nighttime temperatures
Wednesday

Hi: 64 Lo: 39

Generally cloudy; Warmer; PM and nighttime rain, may be heavy Wed. night

Further Out

Thursday - Rain changing to snow showers or flurries before ending; Turning colder again; High in the upper 30s; Low in the lower 20s
Friday - Becoming mostly clear; Cool; High in the lower 40s; Low in the upper 20s

Forecast Discussion

The center of arctic high pressure is moving east today and will be over New Jersey by late today. Skies today will be partly to mostly cloudy with cold temperatures continuing. Tonight, moisture and milder air will override the cold air in place near the surface producing a brief period of light freezing rain late tonight.

Light freezing rain will transition to just spotty light rain by sunrise Sunday morning. Spotty light rain will be possible until early-afternoon.

A cold front from the west arrives early Monday morning. Winds pick up from the northwest and another brief period of spotty light rain is possible late Sunday night into Monday morning. Monday is cloudy and cool, but mostly dry after that early light rain.

Another brief cold wedge develops Tuesday with moisture overrunning from the south. We'll have light afternoon and nighttime rain Tuesday. Temperatures warm significantly Tuesday night.

Wednesday will be much warmer ahead of a more potent front arriving late Wednesday night. While there is still uncertainty regarding timing, we think rain will arrive Wednesday afternoon and continue through Wednesday night. Rain may be heavy briefly Wednesday night with thunder possible.

Colder air returns late Wednesday night and Thursday. Rain Thursday morning will change to snow showers before ending. Thursday night will be very cold. Friday has clearing skies and cool temperatures.

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