7:00 AM | ***A major east coast storm will impact the region tomorrow night and Thursday with significant snow and some icing as well***

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny skies, very cold, highs in the upper 20’s

Tonight

Mostly clear, bitter cold, lows in the low teens

Wednesday

Increasing clouds, very cold, upper 20’s

Wednesday Night

Snow developing in the early evening hours, cold, mid 20’s

Thursday

Snow likely, possibly mixing with sleet and/or freezing rain at times, cold, mid 30’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, breezy, cold, near 40

Saturday

Partly sunny, cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, cold, snow showers possible, mid 30’s

Discussion

First the good news...pitchers and catchers report in Florida this week and there are signs for warmer weather during the next couple of weeks. Now the bad news...in the winter that seemingly never ends, there is a major east coast storm headed our way for tomorrow night and Thursday and it should bring substantial snow to the region with some icing possible as well; especially, from Route I-95 to points south and east.

Today will feature very cold conditions for this time of year and bitter cold tonight will drop temperatures to the teens throughout the region. Clouds increase on Wednesday and snow is likely to develop in the early evening and continue through the day on Thursday with the chance for some mixing of sleet and/or freezing rain; especially, from Route I-95 to points south and east. Preliminary snowfall estimates for the DC metro region are 8-14 inches with the higher amounts in that range in the northern and western suburbs where primarily snow can fall and the lesser amounts to the south and east where more of a mixing will likely occur. It looks like there will be numerous school closings on Thursday and that could be the case on Friday as well as the dig out begins.

Video

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