Forecasters are making clear that a wide range of outcomes is still possible, including a rainy washout or no precipitation at all. But yes, a system coming from the Midwest could — could — bring the D.C. area some snow.
A rare wintertime tornado touched down in Maryland on Saturday, snapping trees, tearing shingles and fraying nerves along an over 8-mile long path.
Severe thunderstorms swept through the area on Saturday afternoon, bringing in 60 mph wind gusts and hail the size of ping pong balls.
Despite a relatively mild winter in the area, the grand total for nationwide pothole damage could be even higher, AAA says.
This month is on tap to be one of the warmest Februaries for the region — and this winter is likely to be one of the warmest.
Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer admits that, in several ways, winter has not turned out the way he expected. “March could be the month that we actually see some snowfall.”
“Just like us, the bugs are simply loving this warm weather,” said Mike Raupp, professor of entomology at the University of Maryland.
Warmer weather continues Monday, but don’t look for the weekend’s temperatures, although it will feel more like April than February. Meteorologist Matt Ritter spells out what the rest of the week will be like, and whether you will need your umbrella.
One local ski resort says despite the warm temperatures expected this long holiday weekend, they have plenty of snow and conditions will be fine to spend a day on the slopes.
Strong winds gusted above 70 mph Monday morning and brought thousands of power outages, damages and delays to the greater D.C. metro area.
The D.C. area may have dodged the worst of the storm pounding the Northeast on Thursday, but what if travelers need to get on the road? The advice from WTOP’s traffic experts is: Don’t.
Heavy winds are expected Thursday afternoon in the D.C.-area with gusts of 35 to 40 mph amid tumbling temperatures that could also bring flurries and snow squalls. Those squalls could create headaches for many commuters’ evening rush home.
The timing when the forecasted rain changes to snow and the eventual drop in pavement temperatures could determine whether the D.C. region has a sloppy or a dicey commute on Thursday morning.
It’s hard to believe that after two days that felt like May, we are talking about snow on the horizon, but that is the case in the WTOP area. Storm Team 4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts explains what’s coming and when it will arrive.
Temperatures on Tuesday eclipsed record warm levels, and they’ll come close on Wednesday. But be prepared for a snowy blast of winter on Thursday.
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