Jul 26, 2014

NWS: Germantown Spared From Major Winter Storm

Only slight chance of snow Friday night, according to the National Weather Service

NWS: Germantown Spared From Major Winter Storm

While New Englanders are bracing for as much as two feet of snow today, Montgomery County can expect little to nothing.

In Germantown, Friday is predicted to be rainy, with calm winds and a 20 percent chance of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

The region is out of the path of a major winter storm the NWS expects to strike New England and the Northeast today through Saturday. As much as one to two feet of snow is forecast for New York City through Maine, in addition to wind gusts as high as 75 miles per hour.

Two blame, the NWS says, is a complicated clash of two systems —the polar and subtropical jet streams—that will combine to produce a major and "potentially historic winter storm" for the Northeast.

But for the mid-Atlantic, that would mostly mean rain.

Montgomery County residents felt some of that Thursday, when the NWS had warned county residents to expect a mix of rain, snow and sleet into Friday morning.

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