6:00 AM | ***The real March Madness...1st day of spring features a total solar eclipse, "new" supermoon and accumulating snow in the Mid-Atlantic region***

6-Day DC Forecast

Today

Snow early today that will come down hard at times with big flakes reducing visibilities and then it will likely mix with and change to plain rain by the mid-day hours before winding down this afternoon, accumulations of a coating to 2 inches in the District and nearby points, 2-4 inches in the far N and W suburbs, slippery conditions are possible on any untreated roadways for the morning commute, cold, highs later today in the upper 30’s

Tonight

Light rain possible during the early evening hours; otherwise, remaining mostly cloudy, cold, lows near freezing

Saturday

Mostly sunny, milder, mid-to-upper 50’s

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, mid 30’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, colder, mid-to-upper 40’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, cold, near 45 degrees

Tuesday

Partly sunny, cold, near 45 degrees

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, milder, mid 50’s

Discussion

The first day of spring will feature a total solar eclipse, "new" supermoon (http://vencoreweather.com/2015/03/17/150-pm-strong-geomagnetic-storm-currently-underway-and-could-cause-northern-lights-into-this-evening-friday-will-feature-three-celestial-events/) and heavy, wet snow in portions of the Mid-Atlantic region. Cold air made a return to the region late Tuesday night and Wednesday and today accumulating wet snow has made a return on the same day that winter officially comes to an end. Snow can come down heavily at times early today with big flakes reducing visibilities and then it should mix with and change to plain rain during the mid-day hours before winding down this afternoon. Low pressure is organizing this morning over the Carolinas and it will gradually intensify as it moves to the northeast.

Video

httpv://youtu.be/w6JX3wEbBIY