From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: Storm over Ice threat

March 6, 2013 - 09:15 PM
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Skies clearing Icy road risk

Overnight: Clearing, diminishing winds and icy roads risk

Lows: 26-32 | Wind: N-NW 5-10

Thursday: Partly Sunny, Dry, Breezy and Chilly

Highs: 38-44 | Wind: NW 15-20

Friday: Sunny still breezy and chilly

Highs: 41-46 | Wind: NW 10-20

The storm is gone and skies are clearing but with wet spots there is a risk of icy areas developing especially bridges and overpasses.  The salt has been washed away by today's rain.  CAUTION DRIVING IN EARLY AM RUSH


The heavy wet snow has accumulated to 12 inches and more 20-50 miles west of D.C. while high winds have caused more than 100,000 power outages.  A great picture from Adam Caskey shows the difference four miles made in this storm.

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The storm will continue to move to the northeast, and by 8 p.m. the leftover rain and rain/snow mix and any brief heavy snow showers will not cause any more accumulation and still leave the ground bare in D.C. and areas east and south. 

A few interesting things: this storm drew in very mild, moist air that with the warm ground kept that rain/snow line right along Interstate 95 and then everything went to rain.   It also generated plenty of lightning over the Atlantic. 

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Our hyperlocal futurecast was saying more rain than snow for D.C. over the last few days (I should have given it more weight). By tomorrow morning, everything will gone and temperatures will be above freezing.
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There could be some icy spots, but strong winds overnight should also dry the wet roads around the D.C. area for the morning commute. 
A windy evening is to come and it'll stay that way tomorrow morning. However, temperatures will get up to 50 by the weekend.  Snow lovers right in the District are bummed but not snow lovers in the Blue Ridge aren't.
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