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Partly Cloudy | Cold
Lows: 22 - 33
Winds: Northwest Light
More Sun Northwest of D.C. | More Clouds Southeast of D.C.
Winds: North to Northeast 5 - 10 mph
Good morning! It's game day and we have a decent Super Bowl Sunday on tap. As a coastal storm spins out to sea from the Carolinas, today will be marked by a cloud deck that favors our southern and eastern viewing area. The farther northeast you live of the Metro, the more sun you'll see. Temperatures will be a few degrees above the average of 45 with upper 40s to lower 50s.
Next snow chance: Your ABC7 Meteorologists are in agreement, don't expect a lot in Washington. The event will start with rain by Monday afternoon and transitioning to snow by Monday night. Snow is possible overnight Monday into Tuesday morning and scattered rain and snow will continue through Tuesday. My current thinking is that an area of low pressure develops at the ground level tracking just south of the D.C. Metro. This means the colder temperatures will be farther north and so will the heavier precipitation. This storm system will move to the coast and intensify wrapping around snow showers farther north and east on late Tuesday as it pulls out of the area.
It looks like the most snow will fall in the northern Shenandoah Valley and along the Mason Dixon Line. Highest totals there could be close to 6" and closer to the D.C. Metro I think the high end would be just a couple inches. The real struggle for accumulating snow in D.C. will be the surface temperatures that will remain above freezing through the majority of the event. Most snow will be melting on contact.
The second half of the week will be much colder! Highs will be barely above freezing and we'll hang onto a chance for snow showers Wednesday and and into Saturday.
See you all moring on News Channel 8 for updates and during Good Morning America on ABC7!
Have a great rest of your weekend!
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Today's Record Temperatures