Is More Snow in Our Future?

Friday, Jan 28, 2011  |  Updated 9:11 PM EDT
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Some drivers who ditched their vehicles in the snow-induced nightmare commute on Wednesday are finding that their decisions came at a hefty cost.

Julie Carey

Some drivers who ditched their vehicles in the snow-induced nightmare commute on Wednesday are finding that their decisions came at a hefty cost.

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With everyone still dealing with Wednesday’s snowstorm, the mere mention of more snow sent shivers down the spines of many in the Washington region – especially those who are already cold due to no power.

So, how much more snow are we in for?

A weak area of low pressure moved through the region, triggering some scattered passing snow showers, according to NBC Washington meteorologist Tom Kierein. The snow tapered off around noon, leaving a dusting to an inch of snow, especially in untreated areas.

Another disturbance will come through on Saturday, perhaps producing some flurries and more passing snow showers.

Most of the time from now into next week we'll be below freezing. There will be some periods during the afternoon when temperatures will be above freezing for a few hours, which will melt some of the snow. But then it will refreeze again that night through the following morning. So watch out for patchy ice in the mornings and late at night.

Our next chance for any accumulating snow won't be until next Tuesday night into Wednesday, Kierein said. There is a great deal of uncertainty about that storm, as its track will determine whether or not we'll get rain or snow.

Right now it looks like we may get a mixture of wintry precipitation with the possibility of some accumulating snow. Keep checking back for more updates as the system gets closer.


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