Strong winds and bitterly cold air will arrive overnight.
- Snow Ending East. Becoming Windy and Colder
- Lows: 20s
- Snow: 1--4 inch totals reported
- Windy and COLD
- Highs: 20s Upper teens N and W
- Wind Chill: Single Digits
- Mostly Sunny, Much Less Wind
- Highs: Mid 30s
- Wind: Light
WIND ADVISORY in effect from 2 am through noon on Friday.
WIND CHILL ADVISORY in effect from Midnight through noon Friday north and west of Washington.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in effect through 6am Friday for the metropolitan area.
Winds will increase overnight and temperatures will fall. The first problem will be the solid freezing of snow, slush and standing water. Then the very strong winds will make it feel so much colder.This will be result of the interaction of the rapidly intensifying storm and a large area of high pressure centered over the Midwest. The pressure gradient between these systems will create the very strong northwesterly winds that will deliver the bitterly cold air to the region. Temperatures in the teens and wind chills in the single digits will be commonplace overnight and through tomorrow morning. And temperatures may not rise past the teens or lower 20s tomorrow. Milder weather will return on Saturday and Sunday.