Stormwatch7 Meteorologist Brian van de Graaff's Snowy Forecast

Rain to wintry mix to hefty snow mid morning and lingering into the afternoon.  It will get bad, so think twice before heading out.  Tune into ABC7 and NewsChannel8 all day for the latest or log on to 


Wintry Mix to Snow, Heady Mid AM through Afternoon
Temperatures: Low 30s Falling Into 20s
Snow: General 3" to 7” (locally higher spots)
Clearing with Record Challenging Cold
Lows: 7º-15º
Wind: NW 5-10 mph


Mostly Sunny, Brisk!
Highs: Near 30º
Wind: NW 5 mph


WINTER STORM WARNING: area-wide though this evening.

Heavy, overnight rains continue to transition to a sleet/freezing rain mix and then to snow from NW to SE. Temperatures will concurrently fall, causing roads to deteriorate just before daybreak northwest and in the metro area after sun up. Once we achieve the changeover, it should come down heavy at times from mid-morning through early afternoon. It will reach our southeastern areas last. Winter storm warnings are up area-wide and a general 3 to 7 inches still appears likely with the potential for some sweet spots within. Expect lesser amounts far south east and possibly far northwest.


Overnight, skies will clear and with light winds and a snow pack, I anticipate lows in the single digits to teens, which will break records at Dulles and BWI Marshall. Expect plenty of sun tomorrow, but temperatures will remain cold, near 30º. Partly to mostly sunny skies are on tap for the weekend, with highs in the upper 40s by Sunday. Don’t forget that we change our clocks at 2am on Sunday as we return to Daylight SAVING time. Stay close for updates and be safe today!


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High/Low Yesterday: 51º/ 39º
Precipitation: 0.06”
Normal High/Low: 52º/35º
Record High/Low: 83º(1976) / 6º(1872)