Ready or not, winter’s returning! Let’s chat. Two potential periods of wintry precipitation coming through the region tomorrow night through perhaps Wednesday. Parts of the forecast have come into better focus—including higher probability of snowfall accumulation north & west of the city—while significant questions still remain: wapo.st/2G2PVPP
Ahead of the the first wave of precipitation tomorrow night, our PM Update has cooler but tolerable weather for Monday: bit.ly/2Dhw0a...y
PM Update: Cold tonight with clouds on the increase by daybreak. Rain moves in late on Monday http://wapo.st/2IzhRJv
Key time windows for possible snow this week are during the day on Tuesday, and then early Wednesday morning. Another brutally tough forecast...
D.C.-area forecast: Sunny and milder today; rain and snow likely Monday night into Tuesday http://wapo.st/2IwARIV
Snow potential index: 4/10 (↑) An inch or more Monday night-Tuesday is doable but not definite, and how much would stick to the roads vs grass is still in question, as we struggle with another tough forecast.
P.M. Update: Showers will end early in the evening. Spectacular weather ahead for Sunday. http://wapo.st/2IycCtU
D.C.-area forecast: Some wintry mix possible today, a superb Sunday, and watching a winter storm risk http://wapo.st/2pl2rQi
Saturday's digit: 4/10 - I’m ready for warmth. Instead, it’s more clouds and some chilly raindrops — perhaps a little mixed precip as well.
Snow potential index 3/10 (→) Tue/Wed details aren’t really any clearer than they have been. Still very much wait and watch.
PM Update: Light rain may mix with sleet and snow Saturday, then it’s pretty pleasant for Sunday http://wapo.st/2IvhArl
On Saturday, don't be shocked to see a bit of light wintry mix (snow, sleet, and/or rain) in the D.C. area between mid-morning & early afternoon. Temps will be above 32, so minimal impact. In any event, this is not an all-day thing and precip will be spotty.
In our colder areas along & W of Interstate 81, where it comes in early Sat AM, it could be a little slick b/c temps will be near 32. Winter weather advisory is in effect for these western areas Saturday morning and afternoon.
Strong signal for Mid-Atlantic storminess next Tuesday and Wednesday, but how big a deal this will be depends so much on the specifics, which are fuzzy right now.
If you live in the northern and western parts of the region, you have the best chance to see significant snowfall, but rain could prevail if the storm takes more of a northern track.
We will keep providing detailed updates on this each day as long as it poses a threat.
What a shot! This is our #cwgpicoftheweek