7:15 AM | Accumulating snow this afternoon and early evening; Arctic blast this weekend may be accompanied by some snow

6-Day Forecast

Today

Cloudy, chilly, snow develops during the midday or early afternoon hours, possibly mixed with rain for a brief time in the District and to areas south and east, some slick spots possible on the roadways at the end of the day as temperatures drop to near freezing, total accumulations of a coating to an inch in areas to the S and E of the District and to up to 2 inches or so in the northern and western suburbs, upper 30’s for highs early in the day, but temperatures will drop once the precipitation begins

Tonight

Cloudy with snow ending early tonight then clearing late, cold, watch for more slick spots on the roads even after the snow ends, upper 20’s for lows

Thursday

Mostly sunny, cool, near 45

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, cold, upper 20’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, cool, near 50

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, windy and colder with snow showers possible, upper 30’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, cold, still windy, mid-to-upper 30’s

Monday

Partly sunny, still cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Discussion

A fast-moving system will spread some snow into the region this afternoon that can be mixed with rain for a brief time S and E of the District. The snow will end by early tonight with accumulations of a coating to an inch in the District and points S and E to as much as 2 inches or so in the northern and western suburbs. There can be some slick spots on the roads late in the afternoon as temperatures drop to near freezing and also overnight even after the snow ends. High pressure builds back into the region for Thursday and Friday, but then a strong Arctic cold front will whip through the region Friday night. This front will touch off some snow shower activity late Friday night and early Saturday and there is the still the slight chance for something more significant than just snow showers this weekend. Winds will also pick up behind the front late Friday night and those strong NW winds will continue much of the weekend.

Video

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