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Posted at 9:00 PM ET, 02/13/2008

Update: Snow Showers Approaching Region

By Jason Samenow

A mix of rain and snow showers is currently developing to the southwest. Over the next couple of hours, this precipitation will likely move into the metro area. The precipitation may briefly start as rain or a mix of rain, snow and sleet, but should change over to snow within an hour or so of starting. Temperatures currently in the mid 30s should gradually fall below freezing by midnight.

Occasional snow is possible through 2 or 3am, after which skies should partially clear. With low temperatures in the mid to upper 20s, some slick travel is possible in the morning -- especially on untreated roads. Per the CommuteCast, here are accumulation probabilities:

Dusting or less: 30% chance
Dusting to 1": 40% chance
More than 1": 30% chance

Some school delays are possible tomorrow morning...

SchoolCast:

  • Arlington, Alexandria and DC:
  • Everywhere else:

Tomorrow's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 40s -- so whatever falls tonight will melt. See Dan's forecast for Friday and the holiday weekend.

By Jason Samenow  | February 13, 2008; 9:00 PM ET
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Comments

there is heavy precip. in sw virginia, will that get here?

Posted by: sam | February 13, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Of course. Nothing. As expected, but I'm still, as always, a little disappointed.

Posted by: Period | February 13, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

does the arlington dc and alexandria apply to the whole metro area (suburbs too) or only the cities? if not, the one and a half apple is the same as yesterday, which got mo co a 2 hr delay, so hopefully the same agaiN!

Posted by: j h | February 13, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

j h: I think DC, Alexandria and Arlington will have school on time and that there's a chance of delay everywhere else.

Posted by: Jason, Capital Weather Gang | February 13, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Is there any possiblity of 2 inches? is there a chance of no school?

Posted by: d | February 13, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Road in my neighborhood in Bethesda are drying up in many places. It all depends on the snow now... and possibly upper moco.

Posted by: Peter | February 13, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Peter,
Which neighborhood are you? In my neighborhood in Bethesda it is the same thing. SNOW! SNOW! SNOW!

Posted by: d | February 13, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Well, I was GOING to go to bed early...but not if there's even a fleeting chance of that rarity here, snow. Merrifield VA is dry as a bone right now, and I can't verify a temp.

Posted by: ~sg | February 13, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

d- I live near Wyngate Elementary.

If you don't know where that is, I live about 5 minutes from Montgomery Mall and Walter Johnson High.

Posted by: Peter | February 13, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

I'm in alexandria by mount vernon and the roads are all dry.
Looks like we're having school tomorrow.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 13, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Uh oh.
Northern motion has stopped.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 13, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Weatherguys......Any chance of a Major snow this Sunday night or are we going to get passed by once again?

Posted by: manassas45 | February 13, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Is a delay still a possibility for MoCo?

Posted by: Anonymous | February 13, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

NO DELAYS OMFG SHUT UP!

Posted by: Anonymous | February 13, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
954 PM EST WED FEB 13 2008


MDZ016>018-VAZ050-055>057-141000-
/O.NEW.KLWX.WW.Y.0006.080214T0300Z-080214T1100Z/
CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-ORANGE-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WALDORF...ST MARYS CITY...
FREDERICKSBURG
954 PM EST WED FEB 13 2008

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST
THURSDAY.

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE ACROSS SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA
TONIGHT. THIS DISTURBANCE WILL BRING A PERIOD OF SNOW...POSSIBLY
MIXED WITH SLEET EARLY...ACROSS CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND LOWER
SOUTHERN MARYLAND. 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE BY SUNRISE.
WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE MID AND UPPER 20S
OVERNIGHT...SLIPPERY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FROM FRESHLY FALLEN
SNOW AND AREAS OF BLACK ICE.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

$$
PELOQUIN

Posted by: Chase, Luray | February 13, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

why doesnt DC get one, *tear* *tear*. radar is not looking to good, looks like the bulk of snow is gonna miss us.

Posted by: thejesse2442 | February 13, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Where is everyone?

Fed up I guess..

Posted by: Peter | February 13, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1023 PM EST WED FEB 13 2008

DCZ001-MDZ003>007-009>011-013-014-016>018-501-502-VAZ021-025>031-
036>042-050>057-WVZ050>055-501>504-140930-
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-
NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-
EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-HIGHLAND-
AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-
NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-FAUQUIER-LOUDOUN-
ORANGE-CULPEPER-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-PENDLETON-HARDY-
WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...HAGERSTOWN...FREDERICK...
WESTMINSTER...GAITHERSBURG...COLUMBIA...BALTIMORE...ANNAPOLIS...
WALDORF...ST MARYS CITY...FROSTBURG...CUMBERLAND...STAUNTON...
WAYNESBORO...HARRISONBURG...WINCHESTER...FRONT ROYAL...
CHARLOTTESVILLE...LEESBURG...CULPEPER...MANASSAS...
MANASSAS PARK...FAIRFAX...ALEXANDRIA...FALLS CHURCH...
FREDERICKSBURG...MARTINSBURG...CHARLES TOWN...BAYARD...
PETERSBURG...EMORYVILLE...HARTMANSVILLE...KEYSER...FORT ASHBY
1023 PM EST WED FEB 13 2008

...GUSTY WINDS AND SLIPPERY CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

LOW PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVES ACROSS SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA
AND OFF THE VIRGINIA COAST OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.
THIS WILL CAUSE AN INCREASE IN WINDS OVERNIGHT...WHICH MAY GUST TO
35 MPH AT TIMES. THESE WIND GUSTS COMBINED WITH SOME LINGERING ICE
ON TREES WILL LIKELY CAUSE MORE TREE BRANCHES TO COME DOWN. THIS
COULD CREATE ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC BLOCKAGES AND POWER OUTAGES
OVERNIGHT. BE CAREFUL IF TRAVELING AFTER DARK IN AREAS WHERE
TREES BRANCHES MAY HAVE FALLEN OVER THE ROAD. ALSO BE PREPARED FOR
A POWER OUTAGE IF ONE SHOULD OCCUR IN YOUR AREA.

IN ADDITION...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO FALL
INTO THE 20S OVERNIGHT. ANY AREAS THAT HAVE LINGERING MOISTURE ON
ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL REFREEZE. THIS WILL LEAD TO AREAS OF
BLACK ICE OVERNIGHT AND DURING THE MORNING RUSH HOUR.

FINALLY...A PERIOD OF SNOW WILL BRUSH THE MID ATLANTIC REGION
OVERNIGHT. THE BEST CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW WILL RESIDE
FROM CENTRAL VIRGINIA TO LOWER SOUTHERN MARYLAND WHERE AN INCH OR
TWO MAY ACCUMULATE. A COATING TO AN INCH IS POSSIBLE AS FAR NORTH
AS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND BALTIMORE CITY...WITH LITTLE OR NO
ACCUMULATION EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BALTIMORE WASHINGTON
SUBURBS. THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR SNOW TO FALL WILL BE FROM 11 PM
TO 4 AM.

$$
PELOQUIN

Posted by: thejesse2442 | February 13, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Meh.

Posted by: Period | February 13, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

NWS is always yelling at us...

Posted by: Tim, Alexandria, VA | February 13, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather have a winter weather advisory... or a winter storm watch... or a winter storm warning... or a blizzard warning.

Posted by: Period | February 13, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Yawn!

Posted by: Jenn in Reston | February 13, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Snowing in Spotsy. already a dusting of snow/ice balls on our deck. Looks like Radar is filling in very nicely even points west past Charlotesville. Could we be in for a suprise??? Winds are also really picking up. DC, its comming your way...Wow...I finally see what snow looks like again...Somebody wake me up...:)

Posted by: ChrisfromVA | February 13, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

CfromVA, I agree, It does look like the radar is filling in. Let's hope the trend continues.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 13, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Is it snowing anywhere up near DC yet? Crazy, Fredericksburg is usually is the last place to changeover to snow. We are getting intermittent bursts. Still a dusting at this point, but it is sticking. Im sure many will be posting soon as more "sightings" of snow occur.

Posted by: CfromVA | February 13, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

This is most interesting ... for once the southeastern burbs could be getting snow while the rest of the western burbs get mere flurries ... what will the a.m. bring? i love weather!

Posted by: weathergrrl | February 13, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

ChrisfromVA, Correction: Technioally that should be GRAUPEL, not "snow/ice balls". First time I've had graupel noted this winter!

No snow at all in my neck of the woods: Arlington/Alexandria. It's been nearly as snow-free as a strong El Nino this winter!

Posted by: El Bombo | February 14, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

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