An expanded WINTER STORM WATCH will start Tuesday evening and last until Wednesday afternoon. Click here to view all the counties covered. The concern is for the possibility of ¼ inch of ice or more.
A couple areas of low pressure and just enough cold air in spots to make a difference, created the morning snow well north and northwest of Washington. The cold air has been slowly pushing southward through the metro area but the precipitation was moving away at the same time. The result was rain and plenty of it for most of our area. And snow and quite a bit of that well north and west of the District.
Skies will partially clear tonight and tomorrow. Then the next system will approach late tomorrow night. It will be another complex system of low pressure and a developing warm front. More rain is the likely result for much of the area. BUT…freezing rain could a be a concern north and west of DC in a zone of colder temperatures. This will be one of the those situations when the ice could be a serious concern but our feeling is that will be limited to areas along the I-81 corridor and closer to the MD/PA line. Skies will clear once again later Wednesday and Thursday.