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DC Gearing Up for a Major Snowstorm

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ACCUWEATHER - A storm that will bring major disruptions of travel and daily activities to much of the nation will hit Washington, D.C., with heavy snow and a wintry mix Sunday night and Monday.

The storm is likely to bring up to a foot of snow with some locally higher amounts possible in the heaviest bands of snow.

That amount of snow may be difficult to shovel, especially with the snow being preceded by a layer of ice.

Lengthy flight delays and many cancelations are expected during and well ahead of the storm, since it will move from west to east across the nation this weekend.

One or two rain showers will occur Sunday afternoon, ahead of the main storm.

The main storm could bring very heavy precipitation rates Sunday night and Monday. Snowfall rates can reach or surpass 2 inches per hour in some locations. Such intense snowfall can overwhelm shoveling and plowing operations, as well as strand motorists.

Motorists traveling on on area interstates should expect very slippery conditions with the potential for road closures in some locations. Conditions will be poor for travel throughout the mid-Atlantic, even down to Raleigh, N.C., on Monday.

More cold weather will follow the storm Tuesday and Wednesday.

More here: http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/washington-dc/20006/weather-forecast/327659

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