7:00 AM | **Snow showers late tonight/early Saturday and again early Sunday; major Arctic blast arrives on Tuesday**

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny for much of the day, but clouds will increase late, chilly, highs in the low 40’s

Tonight

Becoming cloudy, cold, rain showers possible this evening then snow showers late tonight, lows in the upper 20’s

Saturday

Snow showers early then becoming partly sunny, cold, mid 30’s

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, cold, snow showers towards morning, low 20’s

Sunday

Morning snow showers; otherwise, mostly cloudy skies, breezy, cold, mid 30’s

Monday

Partly sunny, chilly, maybe a snow shower, near 40

Tuesday

Arctic blast arrives...mainly cloudy, windy, very cold, mid 20's for highs

Wednesday

Brutal cold with partial sun, highs holding in the teens

Discussion

A couple of upper level systems will drop southeastward from Canada over the next couple of days giving us the likelihood for snow showers on two occasions: late tonight/early Saturday and again late tomorrow night/early Sunday. Neither system looks like it will have a chance to intensify rapidly enough to throw anything substantial our way, but snow showers are likely with both systems and small accumulations of a coating to an inch or so are possible. Temperatures will trend downward this weekend, but the more substantial drop in temperatures will come on Tuesday as a major Arctic blast arrives in the Mid-Atlantic. All indications continue to point to a bitter cold weather pattern in the central and eastern US beginning on Tuesday and lasting into early February. This first major Arctic blast will be followed by another for the last week of the month and then another one after that.

Video

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