7:00 AM | **Snow shower threats this weekend; major cold wave arrives on Tuesday**

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, chilly, highs in the mid 40’s

Tonight

Becoming cloudy, cold, rain showers possible during the evening then snow showers late, lows in the lower 30’s

Saturday

Snow showers in the morning; otherwise, partly sunny skies, cold, upper 30’s

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, cold, snow showers possible towards morning, upper 20’s

Sunday

Morning snow showers possible; otherwise, partly sunny skies, breezy, cold, upper 30’s

Monday

Partly sunny, chilly, low 40’s

Tuesday

Arctic blast arrives...partly sunny, windy and very cold, mid 20's

Wednesday

Brutal cold with partial sunshine, highs holding in the upper 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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