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More Snow Expected Early Friday Morning in DC Area

Expect 1 to 3 inches in the D.C. area starting late Thursday, potentially disrupting travel on Friday morning, Storm Team4 says.

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The Washington, D.C., area isn’t done digging out after Monday’s major snowstorm, but Storm Team4 is already tracking another chance for snow this week.

A few more inches of snow are expected to fall between overnight Thursday and into early Friday morning, Storm Team4 says.

Thursday will be cold, cloudy and dry all day — that's your chance to treat walkways. After 8 or 9 p.m., there’s a 60% chance of rain and snow.

Snow is expected for the entire D.C. region by about 10 p.m. Thursday, with the heaviest snowfall at about 3 a.m., Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer said.

Kammerer said snow will quickly move out by 7 a.m. Expect 1-3 inches in most areas. Some areas further west of the D.C. region could get 3-6 inches, Kammerer said.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Wednesday night ahead of the second round of snow.


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“Having two bouts of snow and icy weather back to back makes it more likely communities will need additional help as they continue to recover from the first round of tree-snapping wet snow and ice that we saw Monday,” Northam said in a statement.

By Friday afternoon, the weather will turn sunny, windy and cold with highs in the 30s.

People who were trapped for hours on Interstate 95 in Stafford County after the snowstorm speak with News4's Drew Wilder.

Monday’s storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the D.C. area. The next storm will not leave nearly as much snow, but it could be enough to cause travel disruptions on Friday morning, Storm Team4 says.

D.C., Maryland and Virginia are still dealing with the impacts of our biggest storm in years. Several school districts were closed or opened late Wednesday. More than 100 roads remained closed in the Fredericksburg area on Wednesday.

Saturday will stay cold with highs barely above freezing. Sunday will bring another chance for precipitation.

Next week, it will stay cold, but the D.C. area will be off the hook for more rain or snow — for now.

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