Winter Storm Warning starting Saturday morning and extending until Sunday morning for the following counties: Frederick (MD), Washington, Allegany, Morgan, Berkeley, Jefferson, Frederick (VA) and Clarke.
Winter Weather Advisory Saturday morning until Sunday morning for Howard, Montgomery, Loudoun, Fauquier, Warren, Shenandoah, Page and Rappahannock counties.
Winds: North 5 mph
Wintry Mix to Rain, Moderate to Heavy Late PM
Winds: East 5-10 mph
Wintry Mix Wraps Up Early, Windy, Plummeting Temperatures
Highs: 47 dropping into 20s
Winds: Northwest 15-20 | Gusts 40 mph
Get our and enjoy your Friday evening! This is going to be the best weather we have all weekend, before we see a lot of wintry mix and much colder weather.
Saturday morning will be cloudy, cold and dry. Wintry mix and rain will move into the metro area during the afternoon hours. This will mainly be a rain even for the District and surrounding counties; however, accumulating snow, sleet and ice will make for difficult travel north and west of the District. Please note included counties above. Locations in the warned and advised areas will see wintry weather last through Sunday morning allowing for slick roadways and sidewalks. Plan for a cold rain Saturday night continuing through early Sunday morning. A few snow showers may mix in as the wet weather moves out early in the morning. I don't expect additional accumulation from this.
The powerful cold front associated with this storm system pushes across the area Sunday morning. Temperatures will rapidly fall through the day and into the evening hours. Any moisture left untreated on roadways may freeze. I expect many of us to be in the 20s by the afternoon.
MLK Jr. Day Monday will be the coldest this season. Wake up wind chills will be sub zero with air temperatures in the teens. High temperatures will only reach the lower 20s with wind chills in the single digits to lower teens. Temperatures moderate by midweek as we track yet another weather system that could bring another round of wintry weather.
Today's Record Temperatures