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Winter Weather Advisory issued as snow hitting portions of DC region

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 a.m. Wednesday for many areas in the southern and eastern part of Maryland and Virginia. (Check which counties are affected here)

Those areas could receive a few inches of snow occurring late Tuesday evening and into the overnight hours. The worst conditions are expected overnight and the snow will end by the morning rush hour Wednesday.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.


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ACCUWEATHER - Temperatures will hover at painful levels in the Washington, D.C., area into Wednesday, as they have several times this winter. The combination of gusty winds, dry air and low temperatures will result in AccuWeather RealFeelĀ® temperatures near zero at times.

Flights originating from or heading to parts of the South could be delayed in the coming days.

While a storm will blast the Southern states with heavy snow and ice, that storm is forecast to slip out to the east of Washington, D.C. at midweek.

Around the District of Columbia moisture from the storm will fight with dry air. The latest indications are that a dusting to an inch of snow will fall on parts of the metro area. Heavy snow will fall on the middle and lower part of Delmarva, as well as southeastern Virginia.

The weather pattern that has delivered over a dozen Alberta Clipper storms and frequent snow events during much of January is coming to an end.

The new weather pattern will shut off the flow of totally arctic air and will allow more of a blend of air from the Arctic and the Pacific Ocean.

Temperatures are forecast to rebound to seasonable levels by this weekend. The normal high and low temperatures for Washington, D.C., on Feb. 1-2 are 44 and 29 respectively.

However, the new pattern will allow some storms to swing up from the Gulf of Mexico. While these storms will be warmer, they can bring substantial precipitation.


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