"A fresh western disturbance would affect Jammu and Kashmir from February 23 evening. There are chances of widespread rains or snow on February 24 and 25," a MeT Department spokesman said here.

He said there would be decrease in precipitation after that.

The spokesman said Gulmarg and Kupwara received fresh rains on Saturday, while other parts of the Valley remained dry.
    
Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of 3.9 degrees Celsius - up by 3.5 degrees from 0.4 degree Celsius on Friday night, he said.
    
Meanwhile, Srinagar-Jammu national highway was thrown open for one-way traffic on Saturday after remaining closed for two days.

"The highway is open and traffic was allowed to ply from Srinagar to Jammu," a Traffic Control Room spokesman said here.

The highway was closed for traffic on Thursday following heavy snowfall at some places along the route. On Friday, only those vehicles were allowed to ply which were stranded on Thursday.

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