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DC Snowfall Update: Here's What To Expect This Weekend

Patch logo Patch 1/11/2019 Dan Taylor
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WASHINGTON, DC -- The snow is on its way, and while questions remain, we have a pretty solid idea of what to expect this weekend.

The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang predicts that Saturday should start pretty "dry and snow-free" until mid or even late afternoon when the snow begins to fall, although it's still possible that window could shift.

The snow will remain pretty light, but right around sunset we could -- the operative word being, "could" -- hit a period of moderate snow when we start to see it pile up into the evening, CWG says.

The temperatures will start in the mid 30s before sinking below freezing as the snow starts.

By the end of the night, we could see anywhere from 1 to 3 inches, and then the snow tapers off until Sunday morning, when a light snow starts to fall again. This is the beginning of a possible "second wave" of snow that will start in earnest in the late morning and into the afternoon, with more moderate snowfall possible then.

Snowfall should taper off by Sunday evening, with just some flurries that won't accumulate. And there may be flurries Monday as well, but no more accumulation is expected.

Temperatures will remain cold Monday, so we won't lose the snow quickly, but temps are expected to rise as high as the 40s on Tuesday.

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