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Stormy Conditions Continue in the West; Wintry Weather to Intensify Through This Weekend In the Central and Eastern U.S.

An intense Pacific Storm will continue bringing heavy rain and flooding, strong and gusty winds, heavy snow in the mountains up to 6 feet. As the system shifts east, mountain snow will intensify in the Great Basin and Rockies. Another storm system will bring wintry conditions to the central U.S., spreading snow into the Mid-Atlantic, including the DC Metro area in time for the evening commute. Read More >

Winter returns to the area. Snow is the main story with accumulating snow Friday night through Sunday. Then some of the coldest conditions of this winter season toward the end of the weekend.
Here's a look at the weather highlights and hazards for the upcoming weekend into early next week. Accumulating snow is expected across the region beginning late Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday, with widespread snow amounts of two to five inches. The forecast track could change, so stay tuned for updates and be prepared for winter weather. For late Saturday into Sunday, lake effect snow will be possible with additional accumulations possible near the lake. After the snow, the area will deal with some bitterly cold temperatures, as minimum wind chills could get as low as fifteen degrees below zero.
Light snow will develop early Thursday morning, possibly beginning as a brief period of freezing drizzle or very light freezing rain south of I-80 before sunrise. While some light snow is expected farther north, the best chance for minor accumulations will be along and south of the I-80 corridor, with the highest amount of an inch or two along and south of U.S. 24. Snow will taper off to flurries or drizzle in the afternoon, with temperatures in the low to mid 30's.