Latest Winter Storm Threatens D.C. With Up to 10 Inches of Snow

WI Web Staff | 3/2/2014, 5:30 p.m. | Updated on 3/2/2014, 9 p.m.
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A brutal, seemingly never-ending winter is projected to slam the D.C. region with yet another round of significant snowfall, as a massive storm converging on the East Coast threatens to drop nearly a foot of snow by Monday evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the area. At least five to 10 inches of snow is expected to fall before the storm tapers off Monday night, with some areas possibly receiving even more.

A steady rain had already begun by Sunday afternoon, which forecasters say will turn to freezing rain, then sleet, as temperatures plummet before changing to heavy snow during the evening.

This latest winter storm promises for a hairy morning commute Monday, regardless of the amount of precipitation. District of Columbia officials have already declared a snow emergency to go into effect at 7 a.m., and Metro has suspended bus service and MetroAccess indefinitely beginning Monday morning until conditions improve.

Federal government offices in the District will be closed, as well as the city government. Schools in D.C., Maryland's Prince George's and Montgomery counties, and Northern Virginia will also be closed Monday. (Click here for a full list of closings)