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Is winter going to make a return this weekend?

While we enjoy a few days of spring-like temperatures, winter may try and make a return late this week and into the weekend.

Highs will be in the 60s through Thursday, but a cool down is expected to arrive late Thursday night through the weekend. There may even be a few chances of some winter precipitation too.

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It's still early, and there have been several different scenarios for the weekend. Forecasts will come together over the next few days.

A wave of low pressure will move along a strong cold front late Thursday. As the system moves off the coast early Friday morning, a period of precipitation could develop. There's a chance of some accumulating snow, especially along the Mason Dixon line. Currently, the National Weather Service is saying there is a potential for about an inch in those areas.

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Another system could move into the area late Saturday night. Recently, models have tended to push the system further south, but it's worth watching as the forecast becomes more clear during the next few days.

In an interesting historical fact, accumulating snowfalls in March are not unheard of, especially following particularly mild winters.

According to the National Weather Service, this past meteorological winter period, December through February, was the third warmest on record in the Washington, D.C. area. The only warmer winters were 1931-32 and 1889-90. The area saw a 3-inch snowfall on March 6 and 7, 1932 and a 4-inch snowfall on March 31, 1890.

So maybe there still is some hope for those that like winter.

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