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Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 01/26/2011

Winter storm warning issued for N & W suburbs

Winter weather advisory for District S & E

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Montgomery, Howard, and Frederick counties in Maryland and Loudoun and northern Fauquier counties in Virginia from 7 a.m. this morning through 4 a.m. Thursday morning. It is forecasting 4-8 of snow in this area with the possibility of greater amounts in the higher terrain.

For the District and points south and east, the NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 10 a.m. this morning through 4 a.m. Thursday morning. Locations in the advisory include all areas in the metro region not in the Winter Storm Warning. These are Fairfax, Prince William, southern Fauquier, and Stafford counties in Virginia and Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties in Maryland. NWS is forecasting 3-5" of snow - mainly late this afternoon and this evening in this region.

The NWS accumulation forecast is very similar to the Capital Weather Gang's which indicates 4-8"+ in the Winter Storm Warning region and 3-6"+ in the Winter Weather Advisory region.

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