From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington, D.C. Forecast: Sunshine to Snow in 36 hours

February 11, 2014 - 09:00 AM
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Chances of a Major Winter Storm  Hitting D.C. are Increasing.

This Afternoon:
Mostly Sunny and Chilly
Highs: Around 30
Wind: NNW 10
Tonight:
Partly Cloudy
Lows: Around 20
Wind: NNW 5
Wednesday:
Increasing Clouds, Snow starts evening
Highs: Around 30
Wind: N 7-14

The probability is going up by the minute that a major winter storm will impact the D.C. area Wednesday  night through Thursday. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the potential of 5" or more of snow. 

 



We have plenty of time to prepare. Today will be calm and chilly with high pressure setting the stage keeping us in the arctic air and highs likely won't break the freezing mark this afternoon.  Clouds start increasing ahead of the developing storm that will move off the South Carolina coast tomorrow. The snow should start some time in the evening with accumulations by the time you wake up on Thursday.  Here are some important points about the storm:

 

 

 So, what are the chances you'll have heavy snow in your backyard?

 


I'm holding off on specific snow forecast totals across the area, but here are some probabilities for the D.C. metro.  The ABC7 Stormwatch Team has you covered and will continue to update the numbers as the storm gets closer. Check our facebook page for frequent updates.

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