City Desk

Possible Snow Tuesday, No Chance for a Spring Snow Day

D.C. will not look like this on Tuesday.

The District's weather-watchers expressed their dismay at the slight chance of snow hitting the region Tuesday with an abundance of question marks on Twitter and blogs.

Residents responded to the Capital Weather Gang's headline ("D.C. area forecast: From summer today to winter late Tuesday; even snow?") on Twitter thusly: "???"

The National Weather Service says this weekend's season-appropriate temperatures will drop Tuesday evening to the low thirties with likely precipitation. Capital Weather Gang writes that "this may allow rain—if it lingers long enough—to mix with and change to sleet and/or snow before ending (20-30 percent chance, highest western areas)."

The chance of the snow sticking is, in City Desk's estimation, unlikely at best. Department of Public Works spokeswoman Nancee Lyons says the department will be "monitoring" the weather but will not salt the streets. The District has been known to call snow days when no snow falls, which begs the question: Will D.C. get a snow day Wednesday?

"Definitely not," says Lyons. "I think we've had our fill of snow day."

Photo by Darrow Montgomery.

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