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Topic - Jared Klein
A late-season snow storm is bearing down on the D.C. area, after burying the Midwest under more than a foot of snow.
D.C.-area residents could face snow flurries during their commute home on Wednesday, weather officials said, thanks to a nor'easter packing wind and rain that's making its way up the East Coast.
A storm featuring strong winds, rain and snow is forecast to follow in Superstorm Sandy's path on Wednesday, threatening battered coastal towns and perhaps bringing the D.C. area this season's first glimpse of snow.
Temperatures in the D.C. area peaked at 105 degrees Saturday, falling short of an all-time heat record but surpassing the previous high for the day.
The shortest month of the year began nearly 30 degrees warmer than usual in the District, continuing a spell of balmy weather that kept temperatures well above - and snowfall well below - averages for January.
Heavy snow has been predicted for the nation's capital on Sunday from a storm that gave a rare white Christmas to parts of the South and caused airlines to cancel hundreds of flights on Saturday.
As temperature head to the upper 90s, governments in the D.C.-area are taking steps to help keep residents cool.
"Areas to the west will get more snow. They're looking at 10 to 15 inches," Mr. Klein said. "The east side, it will take longer for [the rain] to change over to snow. Then it will be a wet snow mix."
"It all depends on when the rain turns over to snow," meteorologist Jared Klein said Tuesday. "It does look like it will be throughout the day [Wednesday], both in the morning and afternoon rush hours. That's doubly a concern. The afternoon rush hour has more certainty of snowing, and it's going to be a heavy, wet snow."