WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Snow is now moving over the overspread the region tonight, with heavy snow likely into Sunday morning. The latest guidance continues to shift a touch farther north, leading to more robust snowfall totals across the region, especially south of town.
A general 4 to 7 inches will be likely in the DC Metro, with 6 to 9 inches and locally higher totals from Fauquier and Stafford Counties eastward through Southern Maryland. North of town, the Baltimore Metro should see between 2 and 5 inches of snow.
The area of low pressure out over the Midwest is a little deeper than originally forecast. With that being said, as this energy slides east over our region it’ll allow for slightly better lift and forcing over the DC area and for a longer duration. These are little variations in the wider view (synoptic range) that while seem subtle, play a big role in the outcome in regard to snow.
The resulting wild card is the remaining upper-level energy forecast to slide over the region tomorrow afternoon and evening. Some guidance is really excited about this feature dumping additional snowfall. Our confidence on this isn't locked in but the highest likelihood would be to add additional snowfall south and east. Thus, we opted for the totals above.
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