4:50 PM | Winter hangs on for DC, Philly and NYC

Discussion

Another major winter storm will affect the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US over the next 48 hours or so with snow, sleet and rain in the DC, Philly and New York metro areas and this’ll include possible snow/ice accumulations of a coating to a couple of inches; especially, on grassy surfaces to the north and west of these metro areas and in higher elevation locations. Farther north, this storm will bring another round of significant snow accumulation for much of New England by the time Tuesday evening rolls around.

DC Outlook: Snow is likely to break out late tonight across the DC metro region and it will have an impact on the morning commute as slippery spots are quite possible on untreated surfaces. This snow will then mix with sleet and rain for awhile during the morning hours before changing to plain rain by later in the afternoon. Accumulations of a coating to a couple of inches are possible before the changeover to plain rain; especially, on grassy surfaces to the north and west of the DC metro region and in higher elevation locations. In fact, as with the last big winter storm to affect the DC area, the greatest accumulating snow in this general vicinity will likely occur in western Virginia and eastern West Virginia. Rain will continue tonight into early Tuesday in the DC metro region and some of it can fall heavily at times.

By the way, how strange is it to be talking about accumulating snow around DC after the 15th of March? Since 1990, there have only been two reports at Dulles Airport with an inch or more of snow accumulation after March 15th, none at Reagan National Airport, and only one at BWI Airport.

Philly Outlook: Snow is likely to break out during the mid-to-late morning hours across the Philly metro region and it could be mixed with sleet and/or rain. Gradually, the precipitation will changeover over to plain rain by later in the day or early tomorrow night. Accumulations of a coating to a couple of inches are possible before the changeover to plain rain; especially, on grassy surfaces to the north and west of the Philly metro region and in higher elevation locations. Rain will continue from later tonight into Tuesday in the Philly metro region and some of it can fall heavily at times.

New York City Outlook: Snow, sleet and rain is likely to break out during the mid-to-late afternoon hours across the NYC metro region and it will continue into the evening. Gradually, the precipitation will changeover over to plain rain by later tonight and the rain will continue on Tuesday. Accumulations of a coating to a couple of inches are possible before the changeover to plain rain; especially, on grassy surfaces to the north and west of the NYC metro region and in higher elevation locations.