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Washington D.C. forecast: Wintry mix around Beltway, mountain snow

March 24, 2013 - 11:00 PM
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Another round of wintery weather will move across the mid-Atlantic overnight. Expect delays early Monday morning. Click here for Closings & Delays.

Overnight: Rain to Wintry Mix and Snow

Lows: 30°-35° | Wind: Northeast 10-15

Monday: Wintry Mix to Rain

Highs: 35°-40° | Wind: Northwest 15-20 mph

Tuesday: Lingering Showers Possible

Highs: 40s | Wind: Northwest 5-10 mph

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The D.C. metropolitan area will be stuck in the middle of what will amount to a significant snow in the mountains, the potential for measurable snow in the northern and western suburbs and a wintry mix across southern Maryland. Like many of the storms this month, intensity, temperature and elevation will all play key roles when determining exactly what falls where and how much actually accumulates.

At this point, grassy areas may see a coating inside the Beltway with one simple disclaimer: if temperatures drop and a heavy precipitation band is overhead, a more substantial accumulation may be realized. A quick burst of moderate to heavy snow may cover roadways, even if temperatures are well above freezing.  Snow and a wintry-like mix will change to periods of rain by afternoon.

Once this system (actually two systems morphing into one) moves away from the mid-Atlantic, high pressure will build into the region bringing milder temperatures by the end of the week.

Crashing waves, super cold air and a lonesome lighthouse come together in perfect form to create some eye-popping photos. Take a look! As always, stay with ABC 7 News, NewsChannel 8 and for the latest weather headlines, school cancellations and delays.

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