6:00 AM | *Snow early this morning can accumulate a coating to an inch primarily south and east*

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy and cold with snow likely early today primarily on the south and east side of the metro region, accumulations of a coating to an inch possible highs near 30 degrees

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, quite cold, lows in the low-to-mid 20’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, mid 20’s

Friday

Partly sunny, not as cold, low 40’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, chilly, low 40’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, milder, chance for rain, upper 40’s

Monday

Partly sunny, chilly, mid 40’s

Discussion

An area of moisture near the Mid-Atlantic coastline is combining with upper level energy to produce some snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic region this morning and there is likely to be accumulations on the order of a coating to an inch in the District and on the south and east side of the metro region and also across the Delmarva Peninsula and southern New Jersey. Sleet can mix in at times today just to the south and east of DC and especially near coastal sections of the Delmarva Peninsula, but whatever falls in and around the District should primarily be in the form of snow.

Looking ahead, after a couple of cold and tranquil days to close out the work week it'll turn (briefly) milder late this weekend. A coastal storm threatens for later Sunday which would likely generate rain in the I-95 corridor and this would then be followed by colder air for the early part of next week. There is no long-term or dramatic warmup coming anytime soon to the Northeast US despite some rumors to the contrary. By the middle of next week, we may have to deal with a "clipper" type of system dropping southeastward across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.

Video

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