If a big storm’s coming, you know what it’s time for: a Pepco robocall. In a call to customers this afternoon, Pepco warns that the approaching storm could knock out power.

“Weather forecasts predict heavy wet snow and high winds which can bring down trees and cause extended power outages,” a woman reads on the announcement. Earlier this afternoon, the National Weather Service declared a winter storm warning in effect for the Washington and Baltimore areas, with four to eight inches of snow expected.

Listen here:

[audio:http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/files/2013/03/d9fe96f12c5b6f9c4cf6ec19ca8cc65d43a440a3.mp3|titles=pepcosnow]

File photo by Darrow Montgomery