Cloudy Tuesday as forecasters track storm that could come to DC area Friday

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After some icy conditions that proved dangerous for morning commuters in the D.C. area, skies will remain cloudy Tuesday as forecasters monitor a storm that could land in the area at the end of the week.

Overnight lows will be in the 30s and Tuesday highs will be in the low to mid 40s.

“A weak disturbance may touch off a few scattered light showers and even flurries (Tuesday),” Storm Team4 meteorologist Amelia Draper said.

Wednesday will be breezy but with more sunshine.

Draper said that a storm system could pass south of the D.C. area on Friday.

“However, these storms tend to trend farther north than models indicated. This means we will be watching for the chance of some rain and snow Friday into Friday night,” Draper said.

The weekend is looking sun-filled and chilly.

Icy conditions proved dangerous for Monday morning commuters with black ice blamed for a number of crashes and traffic snarls throughout Maryland and Virginia.

A look at the WTOP Traffic Center’s live road map around 8 a.m. showed road crews were simultaneously dealing with over a dozen accidents amid the flash freeze — including two tractor-trailers off the road on Interstate 270 in Frederick, and multiple crashes on Interstate 95 over the Occoquan River Bridge.


Monday night: A spotty sprinkle or snow shower. Otherwise cloudy, with lows in the 20s and 30s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a spotty rain or snow shower. Highs in the low- to mid 40s.

Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny. Breezy, with highs in the mid 40s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and seasonable. Highs in the low to mid 40s.

Current conditions

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Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital journalist and editor in June 2018. He is a reporter and photographer focusing on politics, political activism and international affairs.

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