Snow, cold and potential travel problems are in the offing for Washington, D.C., this weekend.
The latest Alberta Clipper storm will visit the region this weekend. Combined with gusty winds and episodes of snow, RealFeel® temperatures will near zero at times.
While temperatures may get just above the freezing mark for a few hours on Saturday, the brief temperature spike will come at a price.
Locally heavy snow squalls will roll through during the midday and afternoon hours, marking the return of cold air.
The squalls and gusty winds can bring sudden low visibility. Enough snow can fall to make for slippery travel. There could be an inch or two north and west of the city.
After temperatures plunge into the teens Saturday night, the high on Sunday is forecast to be only in the 20s.
While temperatures may again briefly spike on Monday as another clipper storm passes through the Northeast with areas of snow and flurries, another blast of cold air will follow during the middle of next week.
A shift in the weather pattern starting later next week could allow some storms to track up from the Gulf of Mexico to along the Atlantic Seaboard. The pattern moving forward into February could yield opportunities for some significant snowstorms.
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