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Posted at 9:15 PM ET, 03/12/2009

PM Update: Some Light Overnight Snow?

By Ian Livingston

Mostly cloudy and chilly end to work week on Friday

* Superstorm of 1993 | March Temperature Swings | SnowCam *

The warmth of yesterday has been replaced by much cooler temperatures, serving as a reminder that astronomical spring has yet to arrive. Morning sun gave way to increasing afternoon clouds as a small storm system approached. Highs in the mid-to-upper 40s will trend back downward this evening. And then overnight... could we see some snow?

Radar: Latest regional radar loop shows movement of precipitation over past two hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here to see radar bigger. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

Tonight: A weak storm passing mainly to the south may keep us watching radar overnight for the chance of a little snow. Right now the best chance for real accumulation (1-2"+) appears to be south of Fredericksburg and southwest toward Charlottesville, but some light snow is possible here, especially for D.C. and south. Lows around 30-35 and light snowfall rates would likely limit any local accumulation to grassy and elevated surfaces.

Tomorrow (Friday): After a risk of light snow in the morning (perhaps changing to rain before ending), we'll see plenty of clouds throughout the day, with maybe a few breaks of sunshine. Highs should generally make it to the low-to-mid 40s with light winds.

See Josh Larson's full forecast through the beginning of next week.

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By Ian Livingston  | March 12, 2009; 9:15 PM ET
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comments comments can we get your comments here; I miss the old site coming here since ive been 11 now im 19 i was born march 2 had a heck of a bday present never in 19 years; goin into Broadcast Meteorology at Mississippi State . But im wondering am i the only snowlover left!!!! looking for surprises in this slug coming our way? Could there be any surprises CAPWGANG? come on north winds.

Posted by: spdnchaos21 | March 12, 2009 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Can the SnowCam be turned on again? I know it is not a lot of snow, but I like to watch it.

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | March 12, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Not what appears to be heavy precip., but radar shows snow approaching from the west. 70 degrees yesterday and snow today? Could it actually happen? I'm a little surprised that there isn't a bit more of a buzz with this system working its way towards us.

Posted by: bodyiq | March 12, 2009 9:05 PM | Report abuse


I don't think people are that jazzed for a little snow that probably won't stick for the most part. Congrats on getting into the Ms State program and good luck there!


Adding snowcam

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | March 12, 2009 9:13 PM | Report abuse

I think AugustaJim may be the lucky one tonight based on this map.

But there does look like enough stuff out to the west to give us all a chance. Nothing yet on the Blue Ridge in the Warren County.

Cloudy. 32.7F.

Posted by: spgass1 | March 12, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Air seems too dry around here for much precipitation to reach the ground, according to Sue Palka.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | March 12, 2009 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Bombo47jea, I watched the same report from Sue. My Accu-rite weather station has temp and humidity, but I don't have confidence in the humidity. Seems to be stuck on 20% every day inside and outside.

Capweathergang, perhaps you should consider writing a personal weather station buyer's guide?

Current conditions: 32.4F, cloudy

Posted by: spgass1 | March 12, 2009 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Great idea spgass1. I'd love to see such a guide myself.

Posted by: eddiedog2 | March 13, 2009 12:41 AM | Report abuse

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