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Weather Update: Likely Snow

A chilly start to the New Year.

On Friday, there is a 40 percent chance of snow showers, and highs during the day will only reach 29 degrees, according to NWS. (Patch file photo)
On Friday, there is a 40 percent chance of snow showers, and highs during the day will only reach 29 degrees, according to NWS. (Patch file photo)
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) contributed to this post. 

Weather forecasters predict a cold, and possibly snowy, start to the New Year. 

The National Weather Service predicts a 70 percent chance that Georgetown could get rained and snowed on Thursday evening. 

"If rain falls Thursday, there's the possibility of it changing into snow Thursday night into Friday," NWS meteorologist Heather Sheffield, who works at the NWS forecast office in Sterling, Va., said Monday afternoon.

The weather during the day on Thursday is more likely to be rain with high temperatures predicted to be around 44 degrees, the NWS said.  

But during the night, temperatures are predicted to drop to a high of 25 degrees with a 70 percent chance of precipitation (possible snow), the NWS said. 

"A rain-snow line usually forms with these systems, so DC might not get a lot," Sheffield said. But there is definitely the possibility of snow Thursday night into Friday, she said. 

According to the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang, "odds are long for a major winter storm." But it will still be chilly. 

Friday's high temperature is predicted at 27 degrees. Friday evening temperatures will be in the teens and low twenties.

It "may be the coldest of the winter so far," the Capital Weather Gang said. 

The average high for January in the DC area is 43 degrees, according to The Weather Channel.

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