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D.C. area quiet; Denver area blizzard (video)

February 2, 2012 - 02:50 PM
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Tranquil weather will move back into D.C., but a blizzard will affect the Denver area.

Yes, yes, it's not 70 degrees outside anymore but it's still hit the upper 50s! Showers moved through the region this morning dropping a quarter of an inch or more of rain in some areas but clouds have moved to the east to make for a nice afternoon. So what's up with the weather for the end of the week and into the weekend? High pressure will continue to slide into the region tonight and plenty of sunshine will experienced Friday. The weekend will bring changes, however, as an area of low pressure moves from the Rockies towards the Mid Atlantic.

Biggest question of the weekend: Will it rain? The models have been terribly inconsistant as of late but it appears they are starting to agree that an area of rain or possibly even some light snowflakes will be possible come Saturday night into Sunday morning. It appears anything that makes it into the region will be very light and the majority of the moisture will be shunted to the south of D.C. on Sunday. What the region will definitely experience is added cloudcover each day.

Blizzard possible in the Denver area: A Blizzard Warning is in effect just to the east of Denver and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Denver Metro itself. This is the first big winter storm the U.S. has seen since last month when the snow targeted the Seattle area. Around 10 to 15 inches of snow appear possible with some locally higher amounts. It looks to start up this afternoon and evening and really gear up in intensity tonight and through the day tomorrow. I hope no one around here planned to get in to Denver tomorrow because more than likely there will be some massive delays.

Snowfall Potential in the Denver area (NWS)
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