FROM ABC7 METEOROLOGIST BRIAN van de GRAAFF
It will be a crisp start the day with some early sunshine. But clouds will increase and thicken tomorrow with highs in the 40s. While we will remain dry during most of the daylight hours, precipitation will arrive this evening as rain and snow across the area.
As colder air arrives Wednesday, we expect any mixed precipitation to change to snow from northwest to southeast across the area. A new storm will then develop and intensify, bringing heavy wet snow with gusty winds Wednesday. This will cause very challenging and difficult travel conditions. By the time the snow diminishes Wednesday night, we expect 1 to 3 inches in southern Maryland, 3 to 7 inches in the metro area, and 6 to 10 inches in the north and western suburbs. The heaviest snow will fall along and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains where amounts approaching one foot or more are possible.
The storm will depart by Thursday, leaving drier weather in its wake through the end of the work week. Temperatures will rebound into the 40s with sunshine both Thursday and Friday, allowing significant melting to occur.
TODAY: Increasing Clouds, Light Winds, PM Rain and Snow Showers Develop
Wind: Bec. SE 5-10 mph
TONIGHT: Rain and Snow (All Snow West) Breezy
Wind: E 5-15 mph
WEDNESDAY: Snow, Heavy at Times, Windy & Cold, Some Rain at Times S&E
Highs: Low to Mid 30s
Snow: 4-7" Metro (1FT + West and 1-3' S&E)