Prep Now For More Snow, Cold Air

Thursday, Jan 20, 2011  |  Updated 12:51 PM EDT
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Hope you enjoyed a relatively warm and dry Wednesday. Winter is making a comeback.

Washington had a high temperature of 53 degrees Wednesday, but colder air is moving in to the area.  And a winter weather advisory has been issued for parts of the Washington region from 9 p.m. tonight to 9 a.m. Friday.

The following areas are included in the advisory:  Frederick, Howard and Washington counties in Maryland and Berkeley and Morgan counties in West Virginia.

The cold air coming into the area from the north will be followed by a storm system that could bring us some light snow, according to NBC Washington meteorologist Veronica Johnson.

The snow could develop around midnight for the bulk of the region.  The heaviest snow will be north of our region in Pennsylvania.

Johnson said most of our area could be sweeping snow when we wake up Friday morning instead of shoveling it.  The snow amounts will be light -- perhaps a light coating of 1 to 2 inches in our area, more to the north and west -- but it also will be a fluffy, powdery snow.

Like the other storms that have largely skipped D.C. this winter, the storm will be weak in the D.C. area before gaining strength off the coast and hitting the northeast harder.

After that storm, brace for more cold. The weekend could be the coldest of the season so far with possible wind chills in the teens.


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