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The weather outside isn’t done being frightful quite yet.
Beginning in the late afternoon or early evening Wednesday, Charles County is scheduled for yet another snowfall. As of Tuesday afternoon, the amount was indeterminate, although Michelle Lilly, chief of the county’s emergency management division, said the area could be in for anywhere from 2 to 17 inches of snow.
“Projections are wide open right now,” Lilly said Tuesday. “We’ll really be into Wednesday before we know anything.”
On Monday night, Rick Grow, a forecaster from Charles County who now blogs with The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang, said western parts of Southern Maryland, such as Charles County, could see 7 to 11 inches, and the Washington metropolitan area could see as much as 10 to 14. St. Mary’s County could expect 6 to 10 inches, he said. By Tuesday morning, his prediction was 5 to 8 inches for St. Mary’s.
Grow, a meteorologist working in Gaithersburg, figured the precipitation in the region would start as snow Wednesday night, mix with sleet and possibly rain early Thursday, and could change over to all snow again before noon Thursday.
“This big storm really looks like winter’s last hurrah in terms of significant snowfall,” Grow said by email late Monday night.
“It will turn warmer next week and likely reach the 60s,” he said. There’s a shot temperatures could hit 70 degrees by Feb. 22.
Chris Strong of the National Weather Service said the storm that would affect the region has not yet formed. Meteorologists were waiting Tuesday to see what will come of a storm forming in the Gulf of Mexico before making any real predictions.
There will be a high temperature of 30 degrees Wednesday, according to online NWS data. Snow is expected before midnight and will turn into snow and sleet after that, with a low of 26 degrees, according to NWS. For both Wednesday night and Thursday, the NWS is predicting a 100 percent possibility of precipitation.
Temperatures are expected to rise back to 41 degrees Friday.
A full list of predictions can be found at http://1.usa.gov/1eRbMon.
Staff writer Nicole Clark contributed to this report.