From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Forecast: A bit of snow, but plenty of chill for Super Bowl Weekend

February 2, 2013 - 11:04 AM
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It will be a cold start to Super Bowl Weekend with high temperatures today only near the freezing point.  Light snow associated with a fast moving clipper system could fall through the afternoon and  overnight hours.

This Afternoon: Increasing Clouds, Late Day Lite Snow

Highs: 32-36 | Snow: 70% Chance

Tonight: Light Snow Possible, < 1 inch

Lows: 23-29 | Snow: 60% Chance

Sunday: AM Snow Showers, PM Pt. Sunny

Highs: 37-43 | Snow: 50% Chance

The end of winter may be in sight as we begin this last month of meteorological winter, but this weekend will see little loosening of the season's grip.  Temperatures are in the twenties this Saturday morning under mostly cloudy skies and should only rise to around the freezing point late today.  And along with cold will come the first of a  series of snowy clipper systems that could bring flurries and small accumulations late today and into the overnight hours.  

Snow could linger through Sunday morning - again, little to no accumulation is expected - before a bit of sunshine breaks through in the afternoon.  Sunday will be milder with highs reaching to near 40.  Yet more light snow events could occur on Monday and Tuesday nights as a conga line of clippers continues to to move east; these systems are typically starved for moisture and thus drop small amounts of snow as they bluster through.  The week thereafter will see a return to sunshine and somewhat milder readings in the low to upper 40s, a trend which is expected to continue into the following week.  

NOTE: The various snowfalls of late haven't amounted to much: at Reagan National, the total snow for the season is a mere 1.3 inches.  Enjoy your Groundhog Day!  Punxsutawney Phil DID NOT see his shadow, foretelling an early spring.!

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