Snow Possible; Shovels Aren’t in the Forecast

System will bring cold, rain and wind

Snow or not, a nasty storm is coming this weekend.

There likely will be accumulating snow west of D.C. Saturday, but not enough to require shovels or plows. Any snow likely will melt on roadways.

Colder air is coming in to the area. Expect highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s Friday. In the D.C. area, expect strong wind and a lot of rain beginning Friday night and carrying in to Saturday, meteorologist Doug Kammerer reported. And it will be colder, with the first freeze of the season likely Saturday and highs that day possibly not getting about the low 40s.

There’s a high chance of snow in the mountains, Kammerer said, and a good chance from Frederick, Md., down through Front Royal, Va. There’s a low chance of flakes in D.C., Montgomery County, Fairfax County and down through Prince William and Fauquier counties on the backside of the storm as it moves out of the area, but snow is not expected east of D.C.

The D.C. area hasn’t had a major October snowstorm since 1979.

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