The watch is in effect starting Thursday morning and will continue until late Thursday night.
Heavy snow is expected Thursday, with accumulations “in excess of five inches possible” in some areas, according to the weather service.
However, the Capital Weather Gang reports this afternoon, "The storm has the potential to produce shovelable snow accumulations but also has the potential to skirt us to the south giving us only light precipitation or even none at all."
Snow may be mixed with rain early Thursday, particularly south of Washington, D.C., but the mix will change to all snow late Thursday morning as the storm moves north over the District. Snow may be heavy Thursday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s Thursday, with light winds from the northwest.
According to NWS, a winter storm watch means there is a potential for snow accumulations that will affect travel conditions.
See these driving tips for winter weather before you leave your house Thursday morning.
Arlington County Public Schools has also developed a "snow learning" page for parents to keep students entertained (in an educational way) if schools are closed due to inclement weather.
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