Winter Weather Advisories in effect as snow blankets the DMV, Wind Chill Advisory coming

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A major winter storm is impacting the east coast. An intensifying area of low pressure is churning off the eastern seaboard and is bringing snow and wind to the D.C. area. Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect from eastern Loudoun county and points eastward. The metro is included in the advisory until 11 A.M. Most areas west of I-95 could see a dusting to an inch of snow. Higher amounts of snow (4-6") will be found across St. Mary's and Calvert counties where a Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 11 A.M. Snow will begin to taper off by mid-morning. Be sure to give yourself extra time on the roads this morning. Many schools around the area are under a 2-hour delay. For the full list check out our site.

Behind this strong system, northwest winds crank up for the latter half of the week. Wind chills drop below zero through Friday afternoon. A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for the area staring Thursday at 10 PM and going through 12 PM Friday. Wind chills will range from 5-15 below zero. Frostbite is possible in less than 30 minutes. Make sure to cover all exposed skin and don't forget about the pets.

Finally, a break from the cold into the early half of next week. Temperatures climb into the 40s on Monday and Tuesday. The StormWatch7 team will be watching for potentially icy conditions late Monday and into Tuesday morning.

WIND CHILL ADVISORY for the entire area from 10PM tonight through Noon Friday.

WINTER STORM WARNING for St. Mary's and Calvert counties until 11AM


- Snow tapers off mid-morning; highest accumulations east of I-95/southern MD

- Windy & cold today (feels like the teens)

- Sub zero wind chills tonight; Wind Chill Advisories likely to be issued by NWS

- Arctic cold here through the weekend

TODAY: Morning snow. Becoming partly cloudy late, windy and cold.

Highs: 21-27

Winds: NW 15-20 mph, Gusts to 35

TONIGHT: Clear and cold. Windy.

Lows: 5-10

Winds: NW 15-20 mph, Gusts to 30

FRIDAY: Sunny, blustery, and frigid.

Highs: 17-24

Winds: W 15-20 mph, Gusts to 30

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