Snow Chances Increasing for Sunday

Moisture from the ocean plus cold air could spell snow

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012  |  Updated 10:54 PM EDT
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Get the weather forecast from Storm4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer.

Get the weather forecast from Storm4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer.

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Confidence is growing that the D.C. region could have accumulating snow late Saturday night into Sunday.

Storm4 meteorologist Tom Kierein says as an area of low pressure approaches the region from the south, it will bring moisture into the cold air in place over Pennsylvania. That pressure could draw cold air farther south, which could change rain into snow.

Storm4 Chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer now expects most of the D.C. area to get at least some snow Sunday. It will start as rain in the D.C. area during the day Sunday, with snow well to the north and west of the city and suburbs.

As the storm intensifies and moves off the coast, it could end as snow in most areas.

The way things look on Thursday morning, the storm has the potential to be the biggest snowfall of the season - although that's not saying much.

But this snowfall could give the region some travel trouble Sunday that could linger even after the storm ends into Presidents Day Monday.

The high may get up to 50 degrees Saturday afternoon, which could help keeps the roads from freezing over Sunday.

Right now, it's too early to say how much snow we may get. Check back with News4 for more updates as the outlook becomes clearer.


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