Storm Has Eyes on Washington for Weekend
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Next Chance of Accumulating Snow: Saturday Night & Sunday
Probability of Accumulating Snow: 40%
Most Likely Potential Impact:
It would figure that our best chance yet for accumulating snow (or other types of frozen precipitation) in this young winter season would wait for a weekend.
No, it does not look like a blizzard. But a storm coming from the west could spread a variety of wintry precipitaton over the region Saturday night and Sunday.
What are the prospects for impact in the metro area? Keep reading...
One reason this potential storm looks somewhat promising for impact in the metro area is the possible positioning of high pressure to the north, the circulation around which could help lock cold air in place.
The typical caveats apply. That is, we're too many days away to be confident about how stubborn or wimpy the cold air will be -- whether it will hold strong, or retreat and allow a changeover to ice and rain -- and what the exact track of the storm will be.
But the overall pattern is reminiscent of events that have produced accumulating snow and ice in the past, which is why we're going as high as 40% for the chance of accumulating snow, even more than 72 hours out. Of course, keep in mind that means a 60% chance of you know what.
The Snow Lover's Crystal Ball appears when the potential exists for accumulating snow beyond 24 to 36 hours.
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