UPDATED: Winter Storm Warning Extended through Friday Morning

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

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Updated: Feb. 12, 3:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has extended the Winter Storm Watch through 5 a.m. Friday.

With the extension also comes revised snow totals.

According to NWS, residents could see 7 to 12 inches, with over 15 inches in elevations above 800 feet.

Heavy snow will arrive from the south between 7-10 p.m. Wednesday evening.

“Snow may mix with sleet and rain closer to Interstate 95 on Thursday, before changing back over to snow Thursday evening,” they said.

Forecasters expect snow to taper off late Thursday.

Updated: Feb. 12, 9:45 a.m.

According to Bristow weatherman John Biggs the rain/snow line along the I-95 corridor might be so precise that Woodbridge could see considerably less snow than Bristow.

“I say southern Md. goes to rain by the end of the storm. DC west looks like all snow, but that could change with just a subtle shift in the storm track,” Biggs said.

Bristow could see 10-15 inches of accumulation if the storm is mainly snow. However, if there is a wintry mix, Biggs said the area will get 4-8 inches.

Original Story:

The National Weather Service has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch to a Warning from 8 p.m. Wednesday evening through 8 p.m. Thursday.

According to NWS forecasters, a high impact coastal storm has the potential to drop 6 to 10 inches of snow and sleet.

“Snow will overspread the area from the south between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday evening.” they said. “Snow will be heavy at times Wednesday night into Thursday morning.”

The storm should leave the area late Thursday afternoon.

Temperatures will be in the teens to lower 20s Wednesday night, slowly rising into the lower and 30s Thursday afternoon. 

The NWS warns that during the storm system, roads will become snow covered and slippery, making travel dangerous Wednesday night and Thursday. 

Bristow Beat is following this weather event and will continually update the story.

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