Brutal cold, blustery winds Thursday; several inches of weekend snow likely

A blast of brutally cold wind and air is blanketing the D.C. region ahead of weekend winter weather that could bring measurable snow to our area for the first time this year.

FOX 5's Mike Thomas says frigid temperatures won't make it out of the 30s on Thursday and wind chills will make it feel even colder.

All eyes are on the weekend as a winter storm threatens to bring snow beginning sometime Saturday evening and lasting into Sunday night. The worst, Thomas says, looks likely to come overnight Saturday into Sunday morning.

At this time, it looks like the heaviest of the snow will fall to the south of the D.C. area while lighter snow will fall to the north.

The ground will be cold so what falls is likely to stick, Thomas says, as two to three inches of snow is possible.

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