From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Forecast: Winter Storm Warning for substantial snow into Monday

March 16, 2014 - 11:54 AM
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After a cloudy & cool afternoon, look for a snowy finish to your Sunday.  A Winter Storm Warning starts at 7 PM and extends through 2 PM Monday.  3 to 5 inches of snow are likely with higher amounts to the south. 

This Afternoon:
Cloudy Skies, Late Day Rain/Snow
Highs: 41-47
Wind: N 5-10 mph
Snow Likely
Lows: 23-28
Snow: 100% Chance
Snow Likely into Afternoon
Highs: 28-33
Snow: 90% Chance

The start of Spring may be just days away, but winter seems reluctant to exit the stage.  Skies have clouded over this afternoon, a prelude to the precipitation to come.  A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect at 7 PM for the entire metro area.  Moisture in the Mississippi Valley will track to the northeast just as colder air filters in from the north.  The confluence of the two will see rain change over to snow at nightfall and continue into Monday morning.  Overnight snowfall tallies are expected to be in the 2 to 4 inch range with higher amounts possible south of the city.  Snow could continue falling into Monday afternoon with an additional 1 to 3 inches possible before the Warning expires at 2 p.m.  Snowfall amounts could be modified by residual warmth and the high sun angle of the March sun during the day tomorrow. Temperatures will fall from the mid 40s this afternoon into the 20s overnight.  Monday's highs will hover around the freezing point before a slow rise to the 40s on Tuesday.  Thereafter, showers at midweek and a gradual temperature rise to the 50s and low 60s are expected.   The weather pendulum will thus once again swing back in our favor!  Enjoy your Sunday.

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