Updated Sunday at 7:33 AM
Look for a mix of snow and sleet this morning to change over to sleet and freezing rain this afternoon. A coating of ice will make for difficult travel. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for the entire metro area is in effect through early Monday morning as freezing rain in likely in the overnight hours.
- This Afternoon:
- Sleet & Freezing Rain, Icy Coating on Roads
- Highs: 30-35
- Precipitation: 80% Chance Snow/Sleet/Freezing Rain
- Freezing Drizzle & Rain
- Lows: 28-33
- Precipitation: 60% Chance Freezing Drizzle
- Turning Partly Sunny & Breezy, Not as Cold
- Highs: 39-44
- Wind: NW 15-20/G 25 mph
Mother Nature seems not to have noticed that today is the start of meteorological spring! With a wintry mix poised to make for a day of hazardous icing, March will stick with winter - and tradition - by coming in like a lion. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is currently in effect for the entire metro region for a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain through 3 AM Monday. With plenty of moisture streaming north and cold air at the surface,, look for snow to start this morning and then switch over to a snow. sleet mix this afternoon. The precipitation is expected to end as freezing rain and freezing drizzle. Total accumulation for the immediate DC area should be an inch or less. The potential for roads coated with ice will make for hazardous driving- and walking- conditions throughout the day. Temperatures will gradually rise to the lower 30s. Traveling both north and west today will be especially challenging since those areas could see significantly more ice; a WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for the Baltimore metro region and northeastern Maryland. Look for a partly cloudy start to the new week with highs tomorrow in the low 40s. NOTE: February ended much as it began with readings well below normal. In fact 16 of the last 17 days were below average with only 6 days close to where they should have been the entire month. Look to thaw out on this coming Wednesday when highs in the mid 50s will be much appreciated!