Snow expected for most of the day around the DMV
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
StormWatch7 tracking the 4th Nor'easter in 3 weeks. This one will actually bring us measurable snow, ironically enough, on this second day of spring. This will be a long duration event with snow likely through this evening. The steadiest snow will fall through the mid-morning into the afternoon. It will be a heavy, wet snow, so be safe shoveling. Also, it will be windy with gusts to 25 mph, so there is the possibility power outages.
The low rapidly lifts northward with snow tapering off this evening. The record snowfall in D.C. today is 5.3" from 1924, so it's possible we have a record breaking snow for the day.
Tomorrow will be dry, but continued cold & blustery. The snow will melt quickly with the strong March sun angle over the next two days, but overnight lows will be below freezing, so we'll have the melt/refreeze cycle continuing through the end of the week.
Saturday will be dry for the March for our Lives. Another storm system will pass to our south Sunday providing added clouds in the morning, but shouldn't provide any precipitation. There is sign of more spring-time warmth by the end of next week. Long range guidance suggesting highs in the low 60s.
WINTER STORM WARNING continues through 8PM for the entire viewing area.
- Biggest snow of the season on the second day of spring
- Watching snow build in from the SW now & it will keep snowing pretty much all day
- Then the melt/refreeze cycle begins
- Dry for March For Our Lives Saturday
- Sunday system skirts south
TODAY: Snow likely. Blustery.
Highs: Low 30s
Winds: NNE 10-15 G 25+ mph
TONIGHT: Snow tapers off. Clearing, breezy, and cold.
Winds: NW 5-15+ mph
THURSDAY: Partly sunny. Cold and blustery.