Rainy Wednesday Could End With Snow

Cold air on heels of next storm

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011  |  Updated 8:35 PM EDT
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Get the weather forecast from meteorologist Doug Kammerer.

Get the weather forecast from meteorologist Doug Kammerer.

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Following wet Tuesday, another storm is expected to drop even more rain on the D.C. region Wednesday and possibly some snow.

A storm that’s pulled a lot of moisture out of the Gulf of Mexico will reach the region Wednesday morning, Storm4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer said. Heavy rain can be expected during the morning commute, and rain will continue throughout the day, including the evening rush hour.

Most of the area can expect 1-2 inches with up to 3 inches possible some places. A flood watch for parts of Maryland, D.C. and northern Virginia will be in effect Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night.

Very cold air will follow on the heels of the storm and likely will lead to snow. Expect 2-5 inches of snow in the Cumberland area and maybe down to Petersburg. People in Luray, Front Royal, Winchester, Hagerstown, Frederick and western Loudoun County may get 1-2 inches. In parts of D.C. and suburbs to the west and north, a quick coating of snow is possible. Don’t expect snow east or south of the District, Kammerer said.

Rain and snow should be gone by the Thursday morning rush hour, but expect highs in the 40s Thursday and through the weekend.


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