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Cold weather to persist with a little snow possible this weekend

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Arctic high pressure will build across the region through tonight, maintaining mainly dry, but cold conditions.

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Clouds will increase on Saturday ahead of a weak low pressure system which is forecast to cross the area Saturday night and Sunday. Snow is expected to develop late Saturday afternoon, and continue into Sunday. The snow may come in multiple waves with breaks in between. Amounts look to be fairly light with accumulations through the weekend of 1 to 3 inches.

Here is the forecast: For today, partly sunny with highs around 15 degrees. Winds SW 10-15. Wind chills -10 to -25.

Tonight, partly cloudy with lows around 0. Winds SW 5-10. Wind chills -5 to -15.

Saturday, increasing clouds with a chance of snow by late afternoon. Highs will be around 20. Winds SW 5-10 mph.

Saturday night, snow likely. Lows 10 to 15.

Sunday, snow likely. Highs will be in the low 20s.

Looking ahead: High pressure will build back across the region Monday and Tuesday. Cold air will remain firmly entrenched across the area with partly to mostly cloudy skies expected both days. Highs will be around 20 degrees both days.

Low pressure is forecast to track northeastward toward the Mid Atlantic region on Wednesday. This system may be far enough west to bring the threat of snow. Highs on Wednesday will recover to the mid 20s.

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