More wintry weather expected to start Wednesday evening

While the D.C. region has received a break from the snow, more is in the forecast for later this week.

Two rounds of wintry precipitation are on the way, beginning Wednesday evening.

“Through the midday and early afternoon hours on Thursday we’ll see snow and potentially a bit of a wintry mix in spots,” said Storm Team4 meteorologist Amelia Draper, who expects about 1 to 3 inches from the first round.

After a brief lull, a second round of mainly snow moves into the region Thursday night and lasts through Friday morning. That second round is expected to bring another 1 to 3 inches.

“Currently, it looks like higher amounts will this second round would be mainly south of I-66 and Washington,” Draper said.

Temperatures Thursday will be around freezing and then drop into the 20s on Friday.

Storm Team4 expects 3 to 6 inches of snow around D.C. by week’s end, with areas to the north and west getting even more. The National Weather Service expects 6 to 8 inches in D.C. by Friday afternoon.

The weather service has issued a winter storm watch through Thursday morning for the western Virginia counties of Bath and Highland and for the western Maryland counties of Allegany and Garrett.



Forecast:

  • Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy and dry. Lows in the mid 20s to low 30s.
  • Wednesday: Cloudy and colder, with wintry mix beginning in the evening. Highs in the mid 30s to low 40s.
  • Thursday: A mix of rain and snow in the morning. Snow resumes in the evening and into the overnight hours. Temperatures ranging from the low to mid 30s.
  • Friday: Cloudy and cold, with a chance of snow showers. Highs in the mid 20s to low 30s.
  • Saturday/Sunday: Possibility of rain and freezing rain, with highs in the 30s.

Current conditions:

WTOP’s Alejandro Alvarez contributed to this report.

Jack Pointer

Jack Pointer is a writer and editor with a variety of news and publishing experience, including more than a decade at The Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune.

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