Light snow chances, even COLDER air headed to D.C. this week

Forecast wind chills for Friday morning

While Winter Storm Warnings and Watches are in effect from Florida through the Northeast, the D.C. area doesn’t look like it will get in on the action. This is a close call but this storm will come together too far east for it to be a major impact on the D.C. area. Guidance has been very consistent in keeping this system along the coast and into the Atlantic when it reaches our latitudes, not exactly the case for the Southeast and Northeastern U.S.

Areas that have the best possibility for snow in the D.C. area will be Southern Maryland including St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties. A couple inches of snow will be possible there late Wednesday night through early Thursday morning. The D.C. Metro may receive a couple of tenths of an inch with the highest chance along and east of I-95. Anything that falls will stick to the roadways so be sure to add a little additional time to your Thursday morning commute.

Up to 6 inches of snow will be possible at the Delmarva Beaches. Up to a foot of snow and 60 mph wind gusts will be possible for the Boston area!


As this area of low pressure intensifies off the east coast, strong northerly winds will develop, gusting to 30 mph here on Thursday with highs in the upper 20s. If you think the past few days have been cold, just wait for Friday and Saturday. Cold air will get entrained on the back side of the coastal storm and pushed into the Mid Atlantic making for highs in the teens and lows in the single digits each day. Winds will play a factor as well with chills below zero likely Friday and Saturday mornings.

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