From the ABC 7 Weather team

Light snow possible for the D.C. area

February 7, 2012 - 11:40 AM
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How much snow will the region see Wednesday as an area of low pressure moves overhead? Here are our thoughts.

Another weak system approaches the region in a winter that has featured 1.7 inches of snow. I would say that we may be able to double that number on Wednesday as the low moves through the region but I think that would be pushing it as no matter what the forecast says, the outcome has been less each and every time this winter. We are forecasting snow however, with up to an inch possible, mainly on grassy areas.

12Z Futurecast snowfall predictions

The link prior to the graphic is the National Weather Service's forecast for snow potential. The graphic shows what our in-house 12Z (run this morning at 8am) Futurecast model shows. I think this could even be a little higher than what we are thinking as our latest forecast is for closer to an inch in and around D.C. and potentially a little higher farther to the north and west towards Frederick and west of the Blue Ridge.

With temperatures in the mid to upper 30s through the day, snow should melt on contact with the roadways which is good. The timing should bring the snow in right after the morning rush hour and continue through the early afternoon before ending around the evening commute. It will be snowing while you are at work but you shouldn't need to panic or worry about Commutageddon 2. The most there may be are a few slick spots so be sure to keep it slow as you head home tomorrow evening.

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