The storm, now referred to as “Winter Storm Iago” by The Weather Channel (TWC) (I have to admit, it’s much easier to describe a storm system with a name.), has caused heavy, wet, snow in the south, as well as icy road conditions. Now blue skies are reported in many of the areas that experienced this storm system just hour ago.
Check out TWC’s pictures of the storms aftermath in the south.
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As Washington, DC and the surrounding areas brace itself for the encroaching winter storm, residents will be happy to know (or not?) that the extent of impact and snow accumulation totals are much less than originally thought by the National Weather Service (NWS). This winter weather is the result of a strengthening low pressure area traversing the southeast gathering moisture from the gulf and then later adding the Atlantic’s moisture to it. Based upon information gathered from the weather service and the various forecast models, the following is my outlook for DC snow:
Washington, DC and West
A chance of rain late this afternoon, possibly turning to snow this evening, but not very likely.
South of the DC Metro Region
Rain this afternoon, with snow to follow into the evening.
East of the DC Metro Region
Rain throughout the rest of the day.
As always, you are advised to stay tuned to your local weather stations and to check www.weather.gov for the latest information on hazardous weather.