From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington D.C. Weather Forecast: Increasing clouds with rain to snow, then blustery cold

January 2, 2014 - 06:55 AM
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2014 started off like a lamb, which is fitting because you most definitely need a wool coat by tonight!

Limited Sun, Afternoon Rain to Snow after Dark
Highs: Low to Mid 40s
Wind: NE 3-5 mph
Snow Showers, Around 1” DC Metro, Less S&W, 2-4” North & East
Lows: 20s
Wind: NNW 15-25+ mph
Gusty Winds, Bitter Chills Despite Returning Sun
Highs: Low to Mid 20s
Wind Chill: Single Digits

Day two of the New Year will feature seasonable numbers but increasing clouds. An area of low pressure developing over the south will swing across the area before intensifying off the Delmarva coast.

This will bring some light rain by afternoon before a changeover to snow after dark and into the overnight. (A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for areas north of DC.) The fast nature of the system, its overhead track and the fact we will be fairly mild today all point to this being a minor event into Friday morning.

An inch or two of snow is possible, with the greater likelihood of snow, and possibly a bit more, off to the north and east of the city.


The bigger story may be the cold air rushing in tomorrow morning as the snow exits. Winds could gust up to 40 mph with falling temperatures in the 20s and chills in the single digits! The cold lingers to start the weekend with a moderating trend by Sunday. Have a great day!

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