DC region dodges a wicked Nor’easter, but areas could see wintry mix

Precipitation is expected in areas south of D.C. and east of Interstate 95.
At least we have somewhat-warmer temperatures to look forward to, per Storm Team4 meteorologist Chuck Bell.

The D.C. region could see some snow Monday, but it likely won't stick around — literally. Snow is seen on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON — As New England braces for another wicked Nor’easter, the D.C. region “enjoyed” a chilly, overcast Monday, dodging most of the wintry system so far.

That could change somewhat. Scattered rain and snow showers are possible this evening, especially in areas south of D.C. and east of Interstate 95, said Storm Team4’s Amelia Draper.

But even in these areas, she said, there will be no accumulation.

“This event is really a low-impact event for the region, with temperatures just too warm for any snow to stick,” she said.

The threat of any wintry precipitation will pass around midnight, Draper added, but expect a blustery Tuesday, with wind chills in the 20s and 30s.

This is the third in a series of big winter storms, and forecasts call for high winds and blizzards in eastern Massachusetts Tuesday. It comes on the anniversary of the start of the three-day blizzard of 1993, which crippled much of the East Coast and came to be known as the “The Storm of the Century.”


  • Monday: Cloudy with rain and wet snow. No accumulations expected; highs in the mid-30s to low 40s.
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny but blustery and cold; highs in the low to mid-40s.
  • Wednesday: Partly sunny but still blustery and cold, highs in the low 40s.

Current conditions


Storm Team4’s Somara Theodore said the system’s impact on the commute will mainly be a nuisance. See a map of the most-current traffic conditions below.

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WTOP’s Nahal Amouzadeh contributed to this report.

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