Western snow, then a frost and possible freeze in the D.C. area

Snow fell in some of the higher elevations in the far western suburbs Wednesday morning, and snow showers will continue to be possible through the afternoon in those locations.

We've had a few photos shared with us and also will be showing a great timelapse on air throughout the day from Swanton, Md. Below is a photo shared by our old coworker Alan Auglis. He works for WHAG in Hagerstown, MD and has a fair amount of followers that saw some snow this morning!

Nearly 2" of fresh snow in Oakland MD. From Barbara Michael.

— Alan Auglis (@alanauglis) October 23, 2013

Here's another picture sent in to Alan from Oakland, MD.

Wow! Snow coming down hard in Oakland. Everything coated.

— Alan Auglis (@alanauglis) October 23, 2013

Here's another pic from our very own Brian van de Graaff of Swanton, Md. on our WeatherBug system.

It's beginning to look a lot like... Fill in the blank @capitalweather @BruceAlanWTOP @WTOP @JohnAaronWTOP

— Brian van de Graaff (@ABC7Brian) October 23, 2013

With cooler air spilling into the region, temperatures are only expected to reach the mid 50s through the majority of the area and possibly the upper 50s downtown. An additional shower or two will be possible through the early afternoon hours as a disturbance moves overhead.

Forecast low temperatures tonight

We'll be cooling down substantially in the overnight hours with lows in the 30s through the region and closer to the 40 degree mark in the city. We may even flirt with the freezing mark in the western suburbs tonight such as in Frederick and points west of the Blue Ridge.

Above is a look at the forecast lows for Wednesday night, which may even be a little warm in the western suburbs. No advisories are posted tonight in the area, but a Freeze Watch has been issued for areas along I-95 and points west Thursday night into Friday morning.

Freeze Watch Thursday Night into Friday morning for the area shaded in blue

Regardless of temperatures tonight, Thursday night and Friday night look even colder, so at this point we think many areas (at least west of D.C.) will see the freezing mark in the next 72 hours or so which will officially mark the end of the growing season.