From the ABC 7 Weather team

A look back at the winter storm and ahead to snow chances tonight

February 14, 2014 - 12:45 PM
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As we watch the sunshine melt away more than foot of snow, we see another chance for light snow on the horizon.

While sunshine will break through today (hopefully everybody has those sunglasses handy), another chance of some snow showers will effect us tonight and through the first part of tomorrow. We could even pick up a few inches of snow in spots on top our what we already received yesterday!

Snow totals through Thursday morning

A series of disturbances will continue to affect the D.C. region through the next seven days. Some could bring snow, some could bring rain but we are NOT looking at anything like we saw yesterday - just quick moving systems traveling through the region.

If you are in the north and western tier of our area, plan on seeing the first rain showers or flakes fly after the 7 o'clock hour and after 9PM if you are around the D.C. metro area. A piece of energy dragging a cold front with it will track through the Tennessee Valley tonight, traveling and intensifying along the North Carolina/Virginia border during the overnight hours.

The snow could linger through the first part of tomorrow with some rain mixed in as well during the onset and through Saturday (mainly near the D.C. area and areas to the southeast). Snow totals are minor but still could create problems considering the snow we have on the ground already, along with temperatures right below the freezing mark overnight for much of the listening area. These are some of the snow totals we could expect, the heaviest being north and west of the D.C. area.

NWS Baltimore Washington snow forecast for tonight

To break it down even further, here is a graphic displaying the chances that you will see more than or just around 2" in your location by the end of this event. It is about a 70% shot through the Shenandoah Valley while is is only about a 30%-40% chance around the D.C. metro area.

Snow probabilities from the WPC

Saturday will feature temperatures in the mid to upper 30s but it will feel like we are in the 20s with the increasing northwesterly winds in the afternoon hours. Another slight chance of a brief snow shower/flurry on Sunday and then another disturbance expected to roll through the area Monday night into Tuesday. However, temperatures will near 50 by mid-next week and possibly near 60 by the end of the week so a warm up is on the way!

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