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Freezing rain to snow

(File) About two inches of snow fell across the Potomac Communities on Saturday Jan. 8, 2011.

Update 6:15 p.m.
We’re seeing freezing rain out there right now, in place of the snow that was supposed to develop by 4 p.m.

Because of it, the National Weather Service now says we could see less than the original forecasted amounts of  2 to 4 inches – we may now see only a dusting of snow.

The good news, says our friends at NBCWashington, the freezing rain – which is far more dangerous than snow – should changeover to snow within the next hour and a half.

Original Post 9:30 a.m.
While today’s snowstorm is looking like it won’t resemble anything like the winter wallops that hit us in 2010, snow is expected to begin falling this afternoon– about two to four inches – in the Potomac Communities.

At first, the snow is expected to be light, with the heaviest snow falling between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Wednesday. It should all taper off before 5 a.m. Wednesday.

It’ll be cold enough for snow, with temperatures hovering in the low 30s all day.

The entire region has been placed under a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service, which means wintry conditions are possible.

Our friends in New York City and New Jersey are under the much more serious winter warning, a winter storm warning. There, accumulations are expected to be higher, in the four to eight inch range.

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