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Light snow possible tonight and this weekend in the D.C. area

February 15, 2013 - 04:20 PM
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Areas of light snow will again be possible across the D.C. area tonight and through the weekend.

A potent cold front is moving into the region this evening with rain developing during the evening commute and a few snow showers are possible later tonight. After temperatures reached the 60 degree mark through much of the D.C. area, accumulations appear like they will be limited to grassy surfaces tonight. 

This cold front will push through the area tonight bringing with it much colder temperatures in the 30s by Saturday morning. Anything that falls may leave behind some wet roadways, and a few slick spots may be possible Saturday morning, a lot like Thursday morning. This will especially be the case on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses, so be sure to take added precautions while out driving early tomorrow.

7AM Forecast Temperatures Saturday

Saturday will feature much colder temperatures with highs in the 30s and the chance for more scattered flurries and snow showers. An area of low pressure is expected to develop off the east coast Saturday and Saturday night which will bring that chance for snow. There is the potential for a dusting or possibly an inch east of D.C. mainly over the Eastern Shore, but there is the outside chance for an inch or so around Southern Maryland as well as that low moves up the east coast.  By Sunday, an additional round of light snow showers or flurries will be possible, but little to no additional accumulation is expected.

As the coastal low intensifies offshore, it will kick up the winds both Saturday and Sunday.  So, not only will it be much colder this weekend, but it will be blustery!  Northwest winds will gust between 25 and 35 mph, especially by Sunday, so it will feel like the teens and 20s this weekend.

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