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Temps will Determine Changeover from Rain to Snow

By Potomac Local News February 2, 2014 12:20 pm

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[Photo from Lake Ridge, Va. -- March 6, 2013]

[Photo from Lake Ridge, Va. -- March 6, 2013]

The time it takes for rain to change over to snow will determine how much accumulation, if any, we will see from the low pressure system to move through our area tonight and into Monday morning.

A winter storm watch is issued for Loudoun County, but no warnings are in effect for Prince William. But we still could see some flakes, according to the weather service.

Rain will move in before midnight, but the colder air that would change the rain to snow could hold off until morning, making the rain to snow changeover occur later. Forecasters at the weather service stress that any small changes in tracking of this storm could mean more snow for some areas and little snow for others.

If the forecast track holds, forecasters said we won’t see much snow from this storm — maybe up to a quarter inch to half inch of snow.

And, it appears were out of the arctic deep freeze that has overstayed its welcome in the region, as temperatures this week will be more seasonable in the 30s and 40s.

But we’re not of the woods for more precipitation and wintery weather this week. Rain is likely on Wednesday, and we could see some snow on Friday night.