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Winter Storm Watch Upgraded to Warning

By ARLnow.com

Sunday - 3/2/2014, 12:30pm  ET

The National Weather Service has upgraded its previous Winter Storm Watch for Arlington and the D.C. region to a Winter Storm Warning.

Forecasters are now calling for 8-12 inches of snow between midnight tonight and Monday afternoon.

… WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EST MONDAY…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… FREEZING RAIN… SLEET… AND HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS… UP TO ONE TENTH INCH ICE… MORE AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS… THEN 8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING… RAIN CHANGES TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET FROM NORTH TO SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT… THEN BECOMES HEAVY SNOW LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY.

* TEMPERATURES… DROPPING FROM THE LOWER 30S AROUND MIDNIGHT TO THE MID 20S LATE TONIGHT… THEN LOWER 20S THROUGH MONDAY.

* WINDS… NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS… VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL OVERNIGHT TONIGHT TROUGH MONDAY… AFFECTING BOTH THE MONDAY MORNING AND MONDAY AFTERNOON PEAK COMMUTE HOURS. POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE COMBINATION OF ICE AND HEAVY SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS WINTER STORM WARNING IS FOR HEAVY SNOW… SLEET… AND FREEZING RAIN AND MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE AND SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY CAUSE POWER OUTAGES. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.