DC area under Winter Weather Advisory as temperatures plummet, bringing snow Super Bowl Sunday

Temperatures may be in the 60s on Saturday, but the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the D.C. area with snow expected to start Saturday night and end Sunday morning.

The snow looks to be a “low-impact system,” starting off late Saturday night as a mix of rain and wet snow, changing to all wet snow as the atmosphere finally cools enough for winter weather. Then it’ll start to barely accumulate, mostly on grassy surfaces, before ending, according to Storm Team4 Meteorologist Matt Ritter.

Snow could start as early as 10 p.m. Saturday night in areas west of the District, the NWS reports. Closer to D.C., the winter weather is predicted to start early Sunday morning around 1 a.m.

The snow should stop by the late afternoon in most parts of the D.C. region, according to the D.C. region.

Ritter said that though minor accumulations are possible, roads should be mainly just wet.

But there is an expected refreeze on Monday morning as temperatures are expected to plummet further Sunday night and into Monday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) for the Baltimore-Washington Area is warning those living in the area too not be fooled by the warm temperatures on Saturday.

While there is not expected to be much accumulation for the immediate D.C. region, some areas like the Blue Ridge region are expecting much higher totals, according to the NWS.

A storm expected to his early Sunday morning could bring low snow totals.


SATURDAY: Increasing clouds. Mild. Wind turning west 5 to 10 mph. Highs near 60.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Developing rain to snow. Wind northwest 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures in the 30s.

SUNDAY: Snow in the morning, 1 to 2 inches possible. Highs in the 30s.

MONDAY: Partly sunny. Cold. Highs in the lower 30s.

Current conditions:

Power outages:

WTOP’s Jessica Kronzer contributed to this report.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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