From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington, D.C. Weather Forecast: Winter Storm and Major Cold

January 21, 2014 - 09:53 AM
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Heaviest Snowfall in years for D.C. today, but it's the blast of cold that won't stop.

This Afternoon:
Winter Storm Warning
Temperatures: 20s
Snow: 4-8"
Snow Ending Windy
Lows: 0-10
Wind Chill: -5 to -20
Partly Cloudy, Bitterly Cold
Highs: MId to Upper Teens
Wind: NW10-20 Diminishing After Noon

The entire D.C. area is under a winter storm warning for the potential of 5 or more inches of snow.


Snowfall Forecast


We've been tweaking the numbers and have honed it down to 4-8" widespread with some spots, mainly just NW of the city, reach ing 6-10".  In addition to the light, fluffly snow, low pressure will intensify off the coast this afternoon and winds will increase.  This will help drive down the temperatures further and we will fall through the 20s today.  Snow will be ending mid-late tonight with clearing taking place overnight.  Winds will be strongest overnight with gusts around 40mph, so near ground blizzard conditions will be possible at times even after the snow stops.  A wind chill advisory is in effect tonight and it will feel like -5 to -20 just before dawn.  Winds will diminish after the noon hour but highs will struggle to make it into the upper Teens.  Arctic High pressure settles in for the rest of the week.  That means the snow will stay on the ground all week, so go ahead and shovel. Few if any chances of additional snow are expected this week.  Perhaps a few flurries Thursday and Saturday, but best chances right now look to be on Monday of next week.

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