Will we see winter weather on Sunday?

WASHINGTON — There is some possible weather moving through our area this Super Bowl Weekend.

An area of low pressure will develop to our west and continue to trek through our region through the day on Sunday and into Monday.

Temperatures on Sunday will be near 40 degrees (mid- to upper-30s north and west of D.C.). I still expect precipitation to begin Sunday afternoon or Sunday evening. That area of low pressure looks to be a little more north, therefore it will pull warmer air into the system gradually. We will have to watch the intensity of the low and how quickly it can get this warm air in here for the changeover to take place. This means a start of snow/wintry mix at the onset, eventually changing to rain overnight. Rain will continue through Monday morning for most — if not all –locations in the WTOP listening area.

If this is the case, obviously snow totals will be cut down. Again, north will hold on to the colder air longer which means a longer period of snow. This is where we could find a few inches before a changeover to rain. However, temperatures look to be above freezing overnight so only a few slick spots out there by Monday morning. Temperatures will fall on Monday through the day, possibly starting at 40 in the morning and falling to 30 by the late afternoon. If we still have some precip around, it could change to a period of snow before it is all said and done.

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