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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 01/ 7/2010

PM Update: Light snowfall arrives this evening

By Ian Livingston

Snow exits Friday morning, then cold and blustery

* Winter Weather Advisory tonight N. of D.C. includes MoCo, LoCo *
* Weather '09: International events | Cold weather in a hot climate *
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Radar: Latest regional radar shows movement of precipitation over past three hours. Powered by HAMweather. Refresh page to update. Click here or on image to enlarge. Or see radar bigger on our Weather Wall.

Clouds are on the increase as a minor snow event moves in from the west. Temperatures that made the mid-and-upper 30s this afternoon will fall back to and below freezing as the snow arrives this evening, allowing pretty much all that falls to accumulate. This storm is a fairly fast-moving one, so it should be out of here early Friday, lingering longest to the east of D.C.

Through Tonight: Light snow moves in from the west during the mid-to-late evening and continues overnight at varying intensity, with some lulls possible. Accumulations from a dusting to around 2" are possible as lows reach the mid-to-upper 20s.

ACCUMULATION MAP AND TIMELINE

7 PM to 12 AM TONIGHT
Light snow develops west to east. Temps 29-33.
12 AM to 6 AM TOMORROW
Occasional snow. Temps 26-30.
6 AM to 9 AM TOMORROW
Snow ends west to east. Temps 27-32.

IMPACT FORECASTS

Tomorrow (Friday): Snow should be ending from west to east by or during the morning commute. Morning travel could be tricky in places. Skies should begin clearing during the midday and winds will whip back up as well. Highs near 30 or into the low 30s will feel a good bit colder thanks to the gusty (past 30 mph at times) winds.

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By Ian Livingston  | January 7, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
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Comments

Only 1 1/2 apples? BOO!

Posted by: snickering | January 7, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

I would like to think that 1.5 apples means we'll probably have a delay...

Posted by: anon34 | January 7, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Brace for the dreaded dry slot. If anything...a light dusting. Major "nothingness" potential here. Next week the warm-up and Spring is just around the corner. Winter is over.

Posted by: stinkerflat1 | January 7, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

How do you like them apples.........not too good.
I'm thinking Loudoun County will get a delay in the morning. Based on the history, it only takes a coating of snow to cause a delay around here.
And so the snow waiting game begins...

Posted by: bodyiq | January 7, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

This is gonna be the big one!

Posted by: misterkhan | January 7, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Is it safe to say that with the temperature forecasts that anything that falls inside the beltway will be all snow? Any possible mix or sleet event?

Posted by: LouLewis | January 7, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

All snow, just not very much. Looks like a pattern change starting middle of next week, milder temps which may last thru end of month.

Posted by: VaTechBob | January 7, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Faquier already announced they're closed!! Just kidding.....I think.

Posted by: SkinsDiesel | January 7, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Fauquier already announced they're closed!! Just kidding.....I think.

Posted by: SkinsDiesel | January 7, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Armageddon Alert! Quick: Into the SUV and To the Whole Foods to stock up on "essentials" for the storm!

Posted by: RosslynVA | January 7, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

I hate clippers.

Posted by: manassasmissy | January 7, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

RosslynVA,
the "essentials" being bacon and wine...

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | January 7, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

How much chance is there for more snow on Friday night?

Posted by: celestun100 | January 7, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

@celestun100

No chance of snow Friday night.

Posted by: CapitalWeatherGang | January 7, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

celestun100, around here it should just be cold and windy with a few clouds from time to time. Could be a while before the next chance of snow after this system passes.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | January 7, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Thanks!

Posted by: celestun100 | January 7, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Not impressed with the radar. This is going to be a real dud. Most areas will see less than an inch...in fact I'm thinking a dusting for much of the area.

Better do your homework...there will be school tomorrow.

Posted by: Curmudgeon4 | January 7, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Light snow falling @ 1850 ft east of Front Royal

Roll tide roll!

Posted by: spgass1 | January 7, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Que sera sera,,,

Posted by: Snowlover2 | January 7, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Whoa, take a look at the radar. The dry air is destroying the snow as it moves east of the Blue Ridge.

Time to update the forecast to a "Dusting Advisory".

Posted by: Curmudgeon4 | January 7, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

the radar does not look promising

hook em' !

Posted by: cjespn | January 7, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Just saw 3 flakes fall here in Fairfax City. Bracing for more.

Posted by: dudster89 | January 7, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

I'm in the dry slot now, which is cutting down on accumulations. Previous 3 flakes seem to have sublimated already.

Posted by: dudster89 | January 7, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunetly 2nights blizzard may b it 4 snow the rest of the mon. Temps will start 2 moderate middle of next week & may stay milder well into mid 2 late Feb.

Posted by: VaTechBob | January 7, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Interesting forecast discussion update from Sterling at 9:21 PM

.NEAR TERM TONIGHT/...

-- Changed Discussion --
AS I SAID IN MY ERLR DSCN...I`M HVG GRT TROUBLE ENVISIONING THAT
ADVSRY LVL SNOW IS GOING TO BE REALIZED IN MUCH OF THE ADVSRY AREA.
SFC ANLYS SHOWS THE LOW TRACKED 180 MILES IN 4 HRS FM IN TO
OH...THAT`S FAST AND NOT ALLOWING MUCH TIME FOR PCPN GENERATION.
NATL RDR COMP SHOWS A SYSTEM IN DISARRAY. 01Z LAMP GDNC IS NOT
IMPRESSIVE. W.V. STLT SHOWS THE DRY SLOT ALREADY INTO CENTRAL WV
AND TRACKING RAPIDLY E...MOVG E OF THE APLCHNS BY 06Z. WHILE THERE
WL BE LGT SN ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA - MRB CURRENTLY 2SM -SN...AND
FISHERSVILLE VA REPORTS 1/2" ON GRASS THIS EVE...I`M SKEPTICAL ABT
WIDESPREAD 1-2" E OF THE MTNS.

WE`RE WATCHING THE 00Z MDLS AS THEY COME IN. THERE`S A CHC WE`LL
BE PARING BACK SOME OF THE ADVSRY BTWN 10-11 PM.

Posted by: Curmudgeon4 | January 7, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Very light snow here in Manassas. Not quite as cold as I thought it would be. Looks like a non-event so far.

Posted by: SkinsDiesel | January 7, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

It's been snowing lightly since about 9 a.m. out here in eastern Fauquier. Dusting already accumulating on the deck and railing. Very light fine flakes, some big, some small ...

Posted by: weathergrrl | January 7, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

make that 9 p.m. ...

Posted by: weathergrrl | January 7, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

22'' here in North Arlington.

wait.... I think I posted this about 3 weeks too late.

Posted by: wecndo | January 7, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

A new post is up. Continue discussion here.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | January 7, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Light snow just started in Oakton, VA.

Posted by: Kevin-CapitalWeatherGang | January 7, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Some flakes falling in Glover Park now.

Posted by: Ian-CapitalWeatherGang | January 7, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

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