Dry and cool today with increasing cloudiness! Winter storm warning issued for Wednesday with a foot of snow possible!


Good morning!   Skies are mostly clear early this morning and temperatures range from around 30 in the Clifton area down to the upper teens further inland, winds are mainly calm.

A weak high pressure moving through the area will give the area dry conditions, we should start off mostly sunny but see an increase in clouds this afternoon, temperatures will be seasonably cool and the winds will be much lighter than the last few days.

A low pressure is expected to develop off the Delmarva coast tonight and intensify as it moves northeast. Snow from this system will begin late tonight and continue through Wednesday ending late Wednesday night; the heaviest snowfall will be from late tomorrow morning into the evening when snowfall rates may be between 1-2 inches an hour.  Total accumulations should be around 8-12 inches with some areas receiving up to 16 inches.  There is even a chance of thundersnow.   Winds will pick up but not be nearly as strong as we experienced on Friday.

High pressure then will build into the area providing dry weather Thursday through the weekend, temperatures will be seasonably cold.

Another low pressure area may give us some rain or snow early next week.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – MAR 6 – Mostly sunny this morning then increasing cloudiness, high in the upper 40s.

TONIGHT – Cloudy with snow developing mainly after 10 p.m., low in the low 30s.

WEDNESDAY – MAR 7 – Snow possibly heavy at times, breezy, high in the mid 30s.  Snowfall amounts of 8-12 inches likely with higher amounts possible.

THURSDAY – MAR 8 – Partly sunny and breezy, high in the low 40s.

FRIDAY – MAR 9 – Partly sunny, high in the low 40s.

SATURDAY – MAR 10 – Mostly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

SUNDAY – MAR 11 – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.

MONDAY – MAR 12 – Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow, high in the low 40s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  Small craft advisory in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.  Today – Northerly winds to 8 knots, seas 3-5 feet.

OUTLOOK – A gale watch has been issued effective from 6 a.m Wednesday morning until 1 a.m. Thursday morning; small craft conditions expected Thursday and Friday with no advisories expected on Saturday.

 

Enjoy the calm today before another storm!

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