Residents of the U Street corridor and surrounding neighborhoods should brace for a powerful winter storm with double-digit snow totals throughout the D.C. area later this week.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for the District from Friday afternoon to Saturday night.
The storm could bring more than a foot of snow.
According to the NWS:
* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW AND WIND. A WINTRY MIX IS POSSIBLE
FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING EAST OF INTERSTATE
95…BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO ALL SNOW ON SATURDAY.
* ACCUMULATIONS…POTENTIAL FOR A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOW.
* TIMING…FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO DETERIORATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE HEAVIEST
SNOW…STRONGEST WINDS…AND POTENTIAL LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS
EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.
* IMPACTS…HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS
CONDITIONS AND WILL BE A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. TRAVEL IS
EXPECTED TO BE SEVERELY LIMITED IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE DURING THE
HEIGHT OF THE STORM FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. VISIBILITY WILL
BE REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS.
* WINDS…NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH FRIDAY. NORTHEAST WINDS WILL
INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH FRIDAY
NIGHT…THEN SHIFT NORTH SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.
* TEMPERATURES…MID TO UPPER 20S MOST LOCATIONS. UPPER 20S TO
LOWER 30S ACROSS SOUTHERN MARYLAND.