Temps 20 degrees colder than normal for April day, as DC area sees chilly temps, light flurries

- Chilly temperatures and some flurries may creep through the area for Saturday, but accumulation should be minimal. Temperatures are about 20 degrees colder than we should be seeing this time of year.

FOX 5 Meteorologist Gary McGrady says we may continue to see some scattered light showers and snow flurries, but not much if any will stick.

By the late afternoon and evening hours, another wave will slide to the south of the region and perhaps have enough moisture with it to bring snowfall to parts of our area. It now appears to be within that evening time frame when the area has the best shot at seeing some light accumulating snows.

The National Weather Service says most of the precipitation coming through the area will be rain except for a rain/snow mix possible for the mountains.

More snow shower activity is happening west of the area. Meteorologist Mike Thomas says while we're not seeing much precipitation, chilly air is lingering, keeping area temperatures in the low to mid-40s.

Sunday should see more sunshine and breezy.

In advance of the wintry mix for Saturday, the DC Snow Team says plows will be on hand to treat roads, bridges and overpasses as necessary.

For those seeking shelter for the cold temperatures, there are several shelters in the District.

DC officials will be monitoring for hypothermia alerts, which become activated when the National Weather Service's forecasted temperature, including wind chill, is at 32° F or below.  There will also be an overnight hypothermia alert if the temperature is forecasted to be 40° F or below and the forecasted chance of precipitation is 50 percent or greater.

DC government says "low-barrier" shelters operate year-round and will be open 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.

They say if a Hypothermia Alert is issued, all shelters are open all day and will remain open during the full time of the alert.

A full list of DC shelters can be found online.

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