WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Wednesday's upcoming storm continues to show signs of becoming a major impact event for the entire DMV, with nearly every type of weather condition expected.
The storm is currently moving out of the Desert Southwest and will interact with moisture streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, arriving here early Wednesday morning in the form of snow. The transition to wintry mix (sleet, freezing rain, rain/snow mix) will likely occur during the early to mid-afternoon, with all of it changing to rain by Wednesday night.
As of 8 p.m. Monday night, the National Weather Service has most of the area under a Winter Storm Watch, meaning conditions are favorable for a winter storm. The NWS will likely up that to a Winter Storm Warning sometime on Tuesday, with a Winter Weather Advisory in the outlying counties not included in the warning.
Snowfall totals look to be impressive, adding to the major impact potential.
Tuesday is a dry day around the region, a great time to get prepped for the changing conditions on Wednesday. Plan on school closings and delays now (for Wednesday, maybe Thursday as well), this way you are ready once they pull the trigger.
While there is still uncertainty with this storm, it is likely Wednesday is going to be a nasty weather day around D.C. area.