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Updated: Winter Storm Watch Issued Sunday into Monday

By Potomac Local News December 6, 2013 1:21 pm

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[Image: Virginia Department of Emergency Management]

[Image: Virginia Department of Emergency Management]

Updated 2:50 p.m.

We’re now under a winter storm watch from Sunday into Monday.

So, here’s what that means, according to the National Weather Service:

– One to two inches of snow, and up to a quarter inch of ice are possible

– Snow will change to rain and sleet on Sunday afternoon

– Rain, sleet, and freezing rain will continue until Monday morning

– Travel on area roads will become difficult and dangerous

– Numerous power outages possible

1:20 p.m.

To the west of us, winter weather advisories are posted along the Interstate 81 corridor. But what will we see around here as a winter storm heads our way? The action starts on Sunday with a round of all snow developing before noon, according to the National Weather Service.

Then, between noon and 4 p.m., it’ll be a mixed bag a precipitation as snow, sleet, and rain mix together. After 4 p.m. as the sun sets, expect everything to change to rain and freezing rain up until 4 a.m. Monday, according to the weather service.

And it will be cold, as temperatures will top out in the low 30s on Sunday and are forecast to drop into the upper 20s Sunday night.

Precipitation totals could be more than 1 inch in some areas, but we’ll have to wait and see what type of perception falls from the sky.

Monday will bring rain with highs in the 40s, and another chance for rain and snow Monday night.