Spring Snow Coming Sunday

Saturday, Mar 26, 2011  |  Updated 11:29 PM EDT
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Darcy Spencer reports that the cherry blossoms are out but we are bracing for a light spring snow.

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Just when you thought it was over, winter is creeping back into the D.C. metro area.

Temperatures across the region have dipped, making the day feel more like late February than late March.  DMV residents will be getting precipitation to go with those colder temperatures, with a dose of snow due to fall on Sunday morning.

Transportation crews in D.C. are gearing up to treat roads to prevent accumulations or icing.  Virginia's Department of Transportation says 400 trucks will be coming on duty tonight around 8 p.m. , and Maryland trucks have already begun treating the state's highways.

A kite flying event that is part of the Cherry Blossom Festival originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon has been postponed.

NBC4's Kim Martucci says the city should get a 1/2 inch coating - just enough to accent the cherry blossoms around the tidal basin.  That snow may give way to a cold rain, but all the precipitation is expected to finish by the afternoon.  Points further south around Fredericksburg might see a heavier accumulation on Sunday of 1 to 2 inches.

Temperatures will stay seasonably cool, in the 40's into early next week.  Around Wednesday, those temperatures are expected to climb.  The next round of precipitation is shaping up to hit at the end of next week, but it likely won't be snow.  Friday temperatures should be in the mid-50's.
 

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