Updated Storm Team 4 forecast 8:31 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9
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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY – through 12 a.m. TUESDAY
For Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard, Frederick, Baltimore, Montgomery, Harford, Baltimore and Prince George’s counties.
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Our winter storm is under-performing just a bit. There is still a Winter Weather Advisory for areas north and west of D.C. and there is still a good chance that the northern half of the WTOP area will get a few inches of snow Tuesday. Montgomery and Loudoun counties are more likely to get two to three of snow than Fairfax or Prince George’s. The mix of rain and snow will last through the day and into early this evening. Snow accumulations will be mainly on grassy areas, since afternoon temperatures will be a few degrees above freezing. Any chances of snow accumulation end Tuesday night, although passing snow showers and flurries will be likely into Wednesday afternoon.
As of 8:30 a.m., there was only a trace to two-tenths of an inch at the three area airports, and snow totals elsewhere varied widely: a tenth of an inch in Vienna, Virginia, and two-tenths in Takoma Park on one hand, 2.8 inches in Westminster, Maryland, and an inch and a half in Round Hill, in Loudoun County.
A series of reinforcing shots of ever-colder air will begin to arrive on Thursday. Temperatures will go below freezing on Wednesday night and may not get back above freezing until Monday. The coldest part of this cold wave will be the weekend. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will stay in the low 20s, and some of the rural areas will be down near 0 on Sunday morning.
TUESDAY: Cloudy with rain and snow; 2 to 4 inches to the north
Rain/snow chance: 80%
TUESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy. rain/snow ending
Precipitation chance: 70%
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy; passing flurries/snow showers
Rain/Snow Chance: 60%
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