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Snow Storm Update

3/6/2013, 9:08 a.m.

The National Weather Service has predicted 6- to 12 inches of snow for the D.C. metro area, with most of the region remaining under a winter storm warning until 3 a.m. Thursday.

More snow will accumulate west of Interstate 95, according to the weather service, and the snow will continue through the day and evening, tapering off after midnight. It will be heavy at times during the late morning and afternoon.

*Temperatures: nearly steady in the lower to mid 30s.

*Winds: northeast 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph especially this afternoon and evening.

*Impacts: Heavy wet snow and gusty winds will lead to power outages. Snow covered roads and poor visibilities in heavy snow will make driving difficult.

Recommended Actions

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only Travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight. Food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

(Source: National Weather Service)