Storms are set to hit the Russian capital this weekend, with Muscovites bracing for rain, snow, and sleet
The weekend will begin with light snow as temperatures hover around zero degrees Celsius, a specialist at the Phobos Weather Center told the RIA Novosti news agency. The brunt of the bad weather will be seen on Sunday, when heavy snow is set to combine with rain and sleet.
"This weather will be caused by a western stream, so it will be quite changeable," the meteorologist said. "A warm weather front will arrive on Sunday night, and we're expecting heavy precipitation in the form of wet snow, rain, and even sleet and snow buildup on electrical and phone lines. All this will be accompanied by heavy wind."
The blustery conditions are unlikely to improve into next week, with snow likely to melt as temperatures rise above freezing, the meteorologist added.