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Posted at 3:00 PM ET, 02/20/2008

CommuteCast: Slow and Snowy in Some Places

By Ian Livingston

Minor accumulations; more wintry weather late week

**Snow Advisory in effect for metro area until 10 p.m. today**

Latest mid-Atlantic winter weather radar loop, courtesy Intellicast. Blue is snow; pink is a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and/or snow; and green is rain. Refresh page to update, or click here to expand.

Flurries and light snow have developed over much of the area this afternoon and will continue into the evening. Temperatures should begin to fall back from earlier highs in the mid 30s as precipitation continues.

Accumulations of a dusting to 1 inch are possible, especially north of DC. Some places, especially DC and south, may end up with little or no accumulation.

The commute home could be tricky, especially north of DC where temperatures have risen only to around the freezing mark and snow has been steadiest. Many roads will remain just wet through the early part of the commute, but untreated bridges and overpasses could ice up first, followed by some roadways and sidewalks once the sun sets.

Tonight: Snow will end this evening, followed by clearing skies overnight. Unfortunately, clouds may stick around during much of tonight's lunar eclipse, but there is the potential for some breaks in the clouds, especially during the latter portion of the eclipse. Overnight lows will be quite cold, dipping into the low 20s for most towns and the upper teens in the normally chillier suburbs.

Tomorrow: A brief break in the action will bring mostly sunny skies to the region for much of the day on Thursday. A renewed shot of colder air should limit highs to the low to mid 30s, even with abundant sunshine during the day. By late in the day, clouds will increase and lower as the next wintry system moves in for Thursday night and Friday.

See Dan's forecast through the weekend, as well as the Snow Lover's Crystal Ball for additional details on the late-week storminess. See Jamie's post to discuss the readiness of area road crews for today's weather and in the past.

By Ian Livingston  | February 20, 2008; 3:00 PM ET
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