Storm system could bring snow to DC region

The snow could cause the most problems in the western part of the region. (National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington)
Friday was the 12th consecutive day that temperatures in the D.C. area were colder than average. (National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington)

WASHINGTON — Low pressure, and a weather system bringing rain and snow with it, could cause problems Tuesday and Wednesday.

The D.C. region could feel the impact Monday night into Tuesday morning, even stretching into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain on Monday night is predicted to turn into a rain and snowy mix into Tuesday morning, said Brandon Fling, national weather service meteorologist.

Slushy, wet conditions could prove difficult for morning commuters with the north and west of D.C. getting the most accumulation.

Snow and rain showers will continue through Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday could also be affected.

“We will get a break Tuesday night before another system slips to the south of us on Wednesday bringing some more snow showers to the region on Wednesday,” added Storm Team4 Meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts.

“Models have been hinting at a weather system bringing us rain/snow. While the American model is rather modest, the European model pushes a shot of a good chunk of accumulation in the mid-Atlantic,” said Storm Team4 Meteorologist Somara Theodore.

Theodore said that areas north of D.C. could wake up to see snow on Tuesday, but accumulation could be an uphill battle in the D.C. metro area.

“Due to March’s sun angle and temps rising to near 41 degrees on Tuesday, we could lose out on that opportunity to see it stick,” Theodore said. “Either way there has been good consistency across the models that we will have some wintry precipitation during the Tuesday Wednesday time frame.”

March is turning out to be a cold month. If temperatures stay below 60 degrees this week, it would be the sixth coldest on record.

“There are increasing signs of a large, late winter storm impacting the area on Tuesday and Wednesday,” said Storm Team4 Meterologist Chuck Bell.

Bell said while the American model forecasts the D.C. area getting cold, the European model forecasts the D.C. area getting snow, and a lot of it. More than a foot to be exact.

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