Blustery cold view of the Nation’s Capital from the Netherland’s Carillon in Arlington, Virginia
Headlines (based on the latest model data that just came out):
- Heavy Snow with 1 to 2″ per hour accumulation rates likely Monday evening through Tuesday morning; Scattered snow showers continuing Tuesday afternoon & evening.
- Depending upon which model you look at, Sleet and or Rain could mix in along and east of interstate 95. This storm currently looks like a High-Impact event with most forecast models dropping between 5 and 10″ of snow (where no change-over to rain/sleet occurs).
- Phasing does not look to occur with this system until it is off the coast of New England; some models suggest the storm could track further east meaning southern Maryland and the eastern suburbs are not out of the woods and western zones could therefore end up seeing less snowfall accumulation if the track does shift east (this will be ironed out overnight and Sunday morning).
- Damaging winds are possible Wednesday (gusts in excess of 50 mph) with widespread snow squalls & the potential for additional accumulations with temperatures holding at or below Freezing and wind chills ranging in the teens to teens below zero (wind chill advisories may need to be issued Tuesday night & Wednesday).