ABC7 StormWatch with Doug Hill and Jacqui Jeras
7 Day Forecast
3/5/2015100%High: 31°Low: 11°
Today - Snow and sleet in the morning...then snow in the afternoon. Snow and sleet accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. Highs in the lower 30s. North winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Tonight - Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening... then mostly clear after midnight. Colder with lows around 10 above. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
Chance of Precip 100% Wind NNW at 7 mph Humidity (midday) 80% Dewpoint (midday) 21° Wind Chill (midday) 22° Sunrise 6:35 AM EST Sunset 6:04 PM EST Moonrise 6:15 PM EST Moonset 6:19 AM EST
3/6/2015High: 28°Low: 8°
Friday - Sunny in the morning...then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the upper 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill values as low as zero in the morning. Friday Night - Partly cloudy. Cold with lows around 12. Southeast winds around 5 mph...becoming south after midnight.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind North at 3 mph Humidity (midday) 35% Dewpoint (midday) 0° Wind Chill (midday) 21° Sunrise 6:33 AM EST Sunset 6:05 PM EST Moonrise 7:10 PM EST Moonset 6:49 AM EST
3/7/2015High: 39°Low: 25°
Saturday - Partly sunny. Highs around 40. Saturday Night - Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind SW at 2 mph Humidity (midday) 81% Dewpoint (midday) 27° Wind Chill (midday) 37° Sunrise 6:32 AM EST Sunset 6:06 PM EST Moonrise 8:05 PM EST Moonset 7:19 AM EST
3/8/2015High: 45°Low: 28°
Sunday - Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Sunday Night - Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind West at 0 mph Humidity (midday) 75% Dewpoint (midday) 30° Wind Chill (midday) 45° Sunrise 7:30 AM EDT Sunset 7:07 PM EDT Moonrise 10:01 PM EDT Moonset 8:49 AM EDT
3/9/2015High: 51°Low: 30°
Monday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Monday Night - Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind SW at 2 mph Humidity (midday) 73% Dewpoint (midday) 34° Wind Chill (midday) 51° Sunrise 7:29 AM EDT Sunset 7:08 PM EDT Moonrise 10:58 PM EDT Moonset 9:21 AM EDT
3/10/2015High: 54°Low: 35°
Tuesday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Tuesday Night - Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind North at 2 mph Humidity (midday) 70% Dewpoint (midday) 37° Wind Chill (midday) 54° Sunrise 7:27 AM EDT Sunset 7:09 PM EDT Moonrise 11:55 PM EDT Moonset 9:56 AM EDT
3/11/2015High: 58°Low: 42°
Wednesday - Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Chance of Precip 0% Wind WNW at 3 mph Humidity (midday) 64% Dewpoint (midday) 38° Wind Chill (midday) 58° Sunrise 7:25 AM EDT Sunset 7:10 PM EDT Moonrise Moonset 10:35 AM EDT
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Today's Forecast Updated Thursday at 3:55 AM
Wintry mix transitions to snow near daybreak, becoming heavy at times mid-morning, through afternoon…
- Wintry Mix to Snow, Heavy 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
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.
- SNOWFALL MAP
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!