WASHINGTON - The general rule of thumb in the D.C. area is that by April - we're not supposed to talk about snow anymore.
That's not the case this year. In what has been a weird weather spring - we've seen sunny days in the 80s, rainy days in the 50s and snowflakes all in the same week.
Prepare to see some flakes fall over the weekend - particularly if you are to the north and west of D.C. A clipper will move across the area Saturday and will bring significant accumulations to parts of Western Maryland, West Virginia and to the higher elevations of Virginia. Three to six inches could fall - and stick - in those regions.
By Saturday afternoon and into the evening, one to two inches could fall in areas of northern Baltimore County near the Pennsylvania line. The chance of the snow accumulating in areas other than grassy surfaces and rooftops is unlikely.
Most of what we will see in the D.C. area will be flakes. Temperatures in our region will be much too warm for snow accumulation. Not even a light dusting is expected. Prepare to see the flakes mixed in with rain starting in the afternoon and into the evening.
The second half of the weekend looks dry with sun and clouds and temperatures around 50 degrees on Sunday.
So after today maybe, just maybe…we'll be able to say goodbye to winter.
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