From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington, D.C. weather forecast: Wet start to week, with some wet snow

February 3, 2014 - 07:45 AM
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Winter Weather Advisories for counties just west of DC; Winter Storm Warnings beyond that.

Today:
Rain Changing to Snow, Little to No Accumulation Beltway, 3" to 6" far North and West
Temperatures: 40s to 30s
Wind: N 5-10 mph
Overnight:
Partly Cloudy, Cold
Lows: 20s
Wind: N 5 mph
Tomorrow:
Mix Clouds and Sun, Seasonable
Highs: Mid to Upper 30s
Wind: NE 5-10

After an unusually cold week, the wonderful weekend proved Mother Nature does have a heart…yet here we are again talking wintry weather. Gone is the true arctic chill; with the milder air, we are now dealing with the old-fashioned rain/snow conundrum across the region. After beginning as all rain overnight, the changeover to heavy wet snow (opposite of what we had last time) will start to accumulate in the northern and western suburbs of DC. Heavy snowfall rates have allowed the precipitation to overcome the mild ground, but by the time the snow reaches the metro, it will be lighter and hence less accumulation! Right now, the best shot would be in locations closer to Winchester, Hagerstown, Panhandle of WV. A lot of rain mixed in closer to D.C. and mainly rain expected south and east.

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We get a break on Tuesday with cool highs in the upper 30s and limited sun before our next system tomorrow night/early Wednesday, which could begin as freezing rain in spots before becoming all rain. Stay tuned and be safe!

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