DC: Flurries Forecast for Dr. Martin Luther King Weekend

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
January 18, 2014; 3:44 AM ET
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A couple of rounds of flurries are in store for the Washington, D.C., area through next week.

The snowy episodes are being caused by storms originating from Western Canada and are known as Alberta Clippers.

Most storms will struggle to bring a flurry. However, a small number of the storms can bring spotty, brief accumulating snow.

On such storm will swing through later Friday night into Saturday that is capable of coating the ground in a few spots. An inch or two of snow can fall well north and west of the city. Rain showers can be mixed in near the coast.

Areas from western Maryland to upstate New York and central interior New England can receive several inches of snow.

Another weak storm can bring a couple of snow showers late Saturday night into Sunday morning.

The pattern will favor bouts of brisk winds that can present a bit of a challenge for for folks spending a great deal of time outdoors.

After a little warmup Sunday and Monday, more substantial cold is forecast to follow later next week.

Later in the month, frigid air that pushes southward over the Midwest will turn eastward and could alter the weak storm pattern to one that favors more potent storms and heavier snow.

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