7:00 AM | Coastal storm to produce major icing today across North Carolina and southern Virginia, but it only skirts the DC metro region

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, cold, just a slight chance for a little freezing rain and/or sleet later today in the District and points south and east, highs near 40 degrees

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, cold, slight chance for a little ice or rain early, lows near 30 degrees

Saturday

Partly-to-mostly sunny, becoming milder, low-to-mid 50’s

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, chilly, chance for a couple of rain showers late, lows in the mid 30’s

Sunday

Becoming partly-to-mostly sunny, colder, mid 40’s

Monday

Partly sunny, much milder, upper 50’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, very mild, low 60’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, turning colder, chance for rain or perhaps rain changing to snow, low 40’s

Discussion

A coastal storm will produce a serious ice storm today across the mountains of central and western North Carolina and southwestern Virginia, but it will only skirt the DC metro region with perhaps a little snow, ice or rain from the District to points south and east. Dry conditions will return to the region on Saturday as the coastal low pulls well away into the North Atlantic and it’ll become noticeably milder along with some sunshine. However, the next cold front is just upstream and it will generate a couple of rain showers around here late Saturday night and then usher in slightly colder air for Sunday. Temperatures will then rebound again quite noticeably on Monday, and Tuesday promises to be quite mild with highs way up in the 60's before colder air returns to the region at mid-week. That return of colder air around mid-week will likely be accompanied by a significant storm which could produce rain or perhaps rain changing to snow in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Video

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