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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Weatherman Predicts Snow

MTWhat a difference a year makes: The Central Manezh Exhibition Hall seen in January 2007, left, and January 2006. Snowfall is predicted.
Moscow's nearly snowless January will come to an end in the coming week, Roman Vilfand, director of the state weather center, said Tuesday, Interfax reported.

As the temperature finally dips below zero degrees Celsius over the next few days, the city can expect from 2 to 4 centimeters of the almost-forgotten white stuff that was once a staple of Russian winters.

"There is some chance of getting a small covering of snow over Epiphany," Vilfand said, referring to the upcoming holiday on Friday.

Nighttime temperatures Wednesday and Thursday are predicted to hover between minus 1 C and minus 6 C. Temperatures should rise to zero C during the day.

Heavy snowfall is forecast for the end of the month.