Winter Storm Sloppy Joe for Western PA on Sunday, Feb. 28 and Early Monday, Mar. 1

As you know a snow storm will move into the Western PA tomorrow. Here’s what you need to know

Snow Totals Sunday through Monday Morning:

  • Erie: 2-5″
  • Oil City: 4-8″
  • Butler: 4-8″ (Probably the biggest risk area for higher/lower amounts)
  • Pittsburgh: 2-4″
  • Uniontown: Coating – 3″
  • State College: 2-5″
  • Breezewood: Coating -3″

Starts: 1AM Sunday

Ends: Monday Morning (2-5AM)

Heaviest Precipitation Between 10AM and 4PM

Risks: Warmer risks could cut into totals across southwest and south-central PA as mixing of rain, sleet, and/or freezing rain are possible.

If you don’t have to drive, don’t mainly during the late morning through mid afternoon.

Dry and Cold Today. Mostly Sunny Saturday. Significant Snow To Move Into NW PA on Sunday.

Looks like a break from the snow takes place over the next couple days but cold weather has already shifted back into western PA. Wind chills into the -10s are possible today and early tomorrow. Looks like clouds will decrease throughout the day in western PA before mostly sunny skies settle into the area on Saturday. A threat of snow will push into western PA on Sunday as 3-6″ of snow could occur in NW PA (higher risks possible) through Monday. More mixing is possible the further south of I-80 you go, with a coating to 2″ possible in the Pittsburgh area. Warmer risks could cut into snow totals while colder risks could increase snow totals, especially in SW PA. Highs will only rise into the upper single digits to mid 10s today as overnight lows drop into the positive and negative single digits. Mid 10s to low 20s will push in on Saturday before lows dip into the 10s and low 20s during the night. Highs in the 30s are expected on Sunday before lows Sunday night before lows dip into the upper 20s and low 30s Sunday night. The DC Region will see partly sunny skies today before mostly sunny skies move in on Saturday. A chance of rain and snow will move in later on Sunday. Highs will hold steady in the low to mid 30s today before upper 20s to low 30s push in on Saturday mid 30s to low 40s settle in on Sunday. Lows in the 10s tonight will rise into the mid 10s to low 20s Saturday night before temperatures hold steady in the mid 30s Sunday night. Hope you all have a lovely weekend! Enjoy yourselves folks!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: -5; Wind Chill: -5
  • Franklin, PA: 0; Wind Chill: 0
  • New Castle, PA: -2; Wind Chill: -2
  • Butler, PA: 0; Wind Chill: 0
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 4; Wind Chill: -8
  • Uniontown, PA: 7; Wind Chill: 7
  • State College, PA: 12; Wind Chill: 12
  • Frederick, MD: 27; Wind Chill: 21
  • BWI Airport, MD: 27; Wind Chill: 27
  • DC (KDCA): 34; Wind Chill: 29

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Light snow possible today and tonight. May cause for slick roadways. Bigger sloppy mess possible Sunday and Monday.

  • Today: Decreasing clouds. Partly cloudy overall. Highs: Upper Single Digits to Mid 10s Overnight Lows: +/- Single Digits
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid 10s to Low 20s Overnight Lows: Upper Single Digits/10s
  • Sunday: Snow likely. Mixing potential mainly south of I-80. 3-6″ north of I-80. Coating-2″ near Pittsburgh. Highs: 30s Overnight Lows: Upper 20s/Low 30s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Snow today could cause people to drive like DC just didn’t see more significant snow on Saturday.

  • Friday: Flurries early. Partly sunny. Highs: Upper 20s to Low 30s Overnight Lows: 10s
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Upper 20s to Low 30s Overnight Lows: Mid 10s to Low 20s
  • Sunday: Chance of rain, mainly later in the day. Could mix in snow flakes overnight. Highs: Mid 30s to Low 40s Overnight Lows: Mid 30s

Good News: More active pattern early next week = warmer pattern next week. 30s and 40s possible in Western PA. 50s could move into DC mid next week.

Bad News: Sloppy looking Sunday through mid week as rain/mix/snow move into East.

Snow in the DC Region For Morning Rush. Light Snow Chances Move Into Western PA Today. Conditions Dry Out Into Saturday. Wintry Mess Potential Early Next Week for Western PA.

Snow early on in the DC Region will move out by the afternoon. 1-3″ of snow is possible for the immediate DC Region with 2-4″ possible to the ‘burbs to the south of the city. A slight chance of light snow could return early on Friday morning before Saturday brings mostly sunny skies to the region. Highs in the low to mid 30s today will drop into the upper 20s to low 30s Friday before mid 20s to low 30s push in on Saturday. Lows in the upper 10s to low 20s tonight will drop off solely into the 10s Friday night before mid 10s to low 20s push in on Saturday night. Western PA will see a chance of light snow today with an inch or 2 possible across NW PA mainly. Colder, but sunnier, conditions will move in on Friday before mostly sunny skies continue into Saturday. Highs will rise into the 10s and low 20s today before dropping into the single digits and low 10s on Friday. Saturday will bump highs back into the mid 10s to low 20s. Lows in the single digits and low 10s tonight will drop solely into the positive and negative single digits on Friday night before Saturday night bumps lows up into the upper single digits and 10s. Hope you have a fantastic Thursday! Take care folks!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 8; Wind Chill: -6
  • Franklin, PA: 9; Wind Chill: -2
  • New Castle, PA: 9; Wind Chill: -3
  • Butler, PA: 16; Wind Chill: 6
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 19; Wind Chill: 10
  • Uniontown, PA: 22; Wind Chill: 16
  • State College, PA: 18; Wind Chill: 5
  • Frederick, MD: 32; Wind Chill: 27
  • BWI Airport, MD: 29; Wind Chill: 22
  • DC (KDCA): 31; Wind Chill: 24

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Light snow possible today and tonight. May cause for slick roadways. Bigger sloppy mess possible Sunday and Monday.

  • Today: Chance of snow. Highs: 10s/Low 20s Overnight Lows: Single Digits/Low 10s
  • Friday: Chance of light snow early. Decreasing clouds. Highs: Single digits/Low 10s Overnight Lows: +/- Single Digits
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny. Afternoon Highs: Mid 10s to Low 20s Overnight Lows: Upper Single Digits/10s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Snow today could cause people to drive like DC just didn’t see more significant snow on Saturday.

  • Today: Snow early gives way to mostly cloudy skies. Highs: Low to Mid 30sOvernight Lows: Upper 10s/Low 20s
  • Friday: Slight chance of snow early. Partly sunny. Highs: Upper 20s to Low 30s Overnight Lows: 10s
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid 20s to Low 30s Overnight Lows: Mid 10s to Low 20s

Good News: Warmth moves in early to mid next week. 30s and 40s in western PA and 50s near DC by mid week.

Bad News: Potential for significant wintry weather possible later on Sunday and into Monday for western PA. Risk to the warmer side could keep snow in NW PA. Mixing threat better across SW PA.

Could It Be?! “Warmth” In Our Future?! You Have to Check THIS Out! (TWC Website headline)

A much warmer morning than yesterday across the region as current temperatures are 20-35 degrees warmer than this time yesterday in western PA and 5-16 degrees warmer in the DC Region. A chance of snow will continue in western PA through Friday as spotty light accumulations are possible. Current temperatures will be close to the highs for today as upper 10s to mid 20s are expected. 10s and low 20s will move in on Thursday before Friday brings single digits and low 10s into the area. Lows in the single digits and 10s tonight will drop into solely the single digits tomorrow before positive and negative single digits push in on Friday night. The DC Region will see mostly sunny skies today before light snow is possible on Thursday and Friday. Highs will rise into the mid to upper 30s today before upper 20s to low 30s push in Thursday and Friday. Lows in the low to mid 20s will occur tonight before upper 10s to low 20s move in Thursday night and 10s track in on Friday night. It’s hump day. Get over it! Have a good one folks!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 19; Wind Chill: 6
  • Franklin, PA: 19; Wind Chill: 5
  • New Castle, PA: 21; Wind Chill: 11
  • Butler, PA: 21; Wind Chill: 9
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 23; Wind Chill: 10
  • Uniontown, PA: 22; Wind Chill: 12
  • State College, PA: 21; Wind Chill: 9
  • Frederick, MD: 12; Wind Chill: 12
  • BWI Airport, MD: 16; Wind Chill: 7
  • DC (KDCA): 23; Wind Chill: 23

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Chance of snow may cause slick roadways on untreated surfaces through early Friday. Wind chills below 0 Thursday night into Friday.

  • Today: Chance of scattered light snow. Afternoon Highs: Mid 10s to Mid 20s Overnight Lows: Single Digits/Low 10s
  • Thursday: Chance of snow. Highs: 10s/Low 20s Overnight Lows: Single Digits
  • Friday: Chance of light snow early. Mostly cloudy otherwise. Highs: Single digits/Low 10s Overnight Lows: +/- Single Digits

DC Region: 

Main threat: Chance of snow could cause people to drive like idiots on Thursday.

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid 30s to Upper 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 20s
  • Thursday: Chance of snow. Light accumulations possible. Risks higher to south of city. Highs: Upper 20s to Low 30s Overnight Lows: Upper 10s/Low 20s
  • Friday: Slight chance of snow. Highs: Upper 20s to Low 30s Overnight Lows: 10s

Good News: Models suggest warmer risks next week as 30s and 40s are expected in western PA. The DC Region could see highs in the 40s and potentially the 50s.

Bad News: Snow showers continue this week. Lows get cold again into the early weekend.

Go Away Cold! You’ve Outstayed Your Time Here.

Another cold morning this morning as wind chills this morning could drop to as low as -25.  Conditions will stay dry across the region until later tonight, when snow likely moves into western PA. The chance of snow will continue into Wednesday and Thursday. Highs in the mid 10s to low 20s today in western PA will give way to afternoon highs in the mid 10s to mid 20s on Wednesday before 10s occur on Thursday. Lows in the low to mid 10s tonight will fall into the positive and negative single digits Wednesday night and Thursday night. The DC Region will see mostly sunny skies today before partly clouds skies move in on Wednesday and mostly cloudy skies blanket the region on Thursday. Highs will rise into the mid 20s to low 30s today before mid 30s to low 40s push in on Wednesday and mid 20s to low 30s return on Thursday. Lows in the upper 10s to mid 20s tonight and Wednesday night will drop into the mid to upper 10s on Thursday night. The theme continues this winter: stay warm. Have a great two-for-Tuesday folks!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: -2; Wind Chill: -18
  • Franklin, PA: -9; Wind Chill: -21
  • New Castle, PA: -17; Wind Chill: -17
  • Butler, PA: -15; Wind Chill: -15
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): -3; Wind Chill: -15
  • Uniontown, PA: -5; Wind Chill: -5
  • State College, PA: -4; Wind Chill: -4
  • Frederick, MD: 1; Wind Chill: 1
  • BWI Airport, MD: 4; Wind Chill: 4
  • DC (KDCA): 16; Wind Chill: 6

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Very cold morning again. Chance of snow tonight into Wednesday of up to an inch possible (maybe 2″ near Erie). Nothing significant.

  • Today: Increasing clouds. Light snow likely late. Highs: Mid 10s to Low 20s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 10s
  • Wednesday: Chance of snow. Afternoon Highs: Mid 10s to Mid 20s Overnight Lows: +/- Single Digits
  • Thursday: Chance of light snow. Highs: 10s Overnight Lows: +/- Single Digits

DC Region: 

Main threat: Cold this morning. No other notable threats are expected.

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid 20s to Low 30s Overnight Lows: Upper 10s to Mid 20s
  • Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid 30s to Low 40s Overnight Lows: Upper 10s to Mid 20s
  • Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs: Mid 20s to Low 30s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 10s

Good News: Snow should remain light in western PA. The DC Region stays dry. Some models suggest a slight warm up into early next week.

Bad News: Cold weather continues through the week.

You Know It Has Been Cold When Near Normal Temperatures Yesterday in DC Felt Glorious.

After a very pleasant day in the DC Region yesterday, the area will follow in western PA’s footsteps of cooling down today. No return of the nice temperatures look to return anytime soon, sadly. Western PA will see cold, but mostly sunny skies today before clouds increase on Tuesday and a chance of snow moves in during the night and into Wednesday. Afternoon highs will hold in the single digits/low 10s across western PA today as wind chills could drop to as low as -20 in NW PA today and tonight. SW PA wind chills could drop into the negative single digits today and tonight. Highs will rise into the upper 10s to mid 20s tomorrow before mid 10s to mid 20s shuffle in on Wednesday. Lows tonight will drop into the positive and negative single digits before bumping up into the 10s Tuesday night and back into the positive and negative single digits Wednesday night. The DC Region will see decreasing clouds today before mostly sunny skies push in on Tuesday and partly cloudy skies move in on Wednesday. Temperatures will decline throughout the day today as afternoon highs in the 20s are expected. Highs in the mid 20s to low 30s will occur on Tuesday before Wednesday brings mid to upper 30s into the area. Lows in the single digits and low 10s tonight will rise into the upper 10s to mid 20s Tuesday night before mid to upper 10s push in on Wednesday night. Hope you all have a fantastic day! Stay warm!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: -3; Wind Chill: -17
  • Franklin, PA: 0; Wind Chill: -13
  • New Castle, PA: 5; Wind Chill: -8
  • Butler, PA: 7; Wind Chill: -6
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 14; Wind Chill: 0
  • Uniontown, PA: 15; Wind Chill: 15
  • State College, PA: 14; Wind Chill: 2
  • Frederick, MD: 5; Wind Chill: -7
  • BWI Airport, MD: 34; Wind Chill: 25
  • DC (KDCA): 38; Wind Chill: 30

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Very cold. Wind chills as low as -20. Chance of snow Wednesday could cause some slippery conditions. Nothing bad though.

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Cold. Afternoon Highs: Single Digits/Low 10s Overnight Lows: +/- Single Digits
  • Tuesday: Increasing clouds. Chance of snow late. Highs: Upper 10s to Mid 20s Overnight Lows: 10s
  • Wednesday: Chance of snow. Highs: Mid 10s to Mid 20s Overnight Lows: +/- Single Digits

DC Region: 

Main threat: Refreezing water on roads from melted snow. Nothing too bad.

  • Today: Decreasing clouds. Afternoon Highs: 20s Overnight Lows: Single Digits/ Low 10s
  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid 20s to Low 30s Overnight Lows: Upper 10s to Mid 20s
  • Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid to Upper 30s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 10s

Good News: No significant threats of wet weather this week. Relatively dry. Weekend could warm up again slightly.

Bad News: Cold has returned. This pattern will persist through the rest of the work week.

FINAL Winter Storm Details for Saturday, February 21 – Sunday, February 22 (4AM Update Saturday)

My thoughts on Snow Totals through Sunday morning (before changing over to rain in the DC Region):

  • Erie, PA: 2-4 “
  • Oil City, PA: 4-6″
  • Butler, PA: 4-7″
  • Pittsburgh, PA: 4-6″
  • Uniontown, PA: 4-6″
  • State College: 2-5″
  • Frederick, MD: 3-6″
  • Rockville, MD: 2-4″
  • BWI Airport, MD: 1-3″
  • Reagan National Airport, DC: 1-2″

Start Time: 5:30AM in Western PA. DC Region 10AM-12PM
End Time: 12-2AM Sunday in Western PA. 6-8AM in the DC Region.

Steadiest Precipitation: Morning and Early Afternoon for Western PA. Afternoon/Evening for DC.

Biggest Threats: Heavy precipitation reducing visibilities and causing slick roads. Even if it changes over to a wintry mix, cold surface temperatures from the bitter cold the past few days will cause ice on roads. Use caution if you are driving.

Risks: If colder air wins out, snow ratios could be higher and less mixing would occur, increasing snow totals.

Just Stay in Bed and Save Yourself the Hassle. Bitter Cold Today. Winter Weather Saturday/Sunday.

It is a cold morning. How cold? Cold enough for Pittsburgh to shatter its record by 6 degrees and DC to beat its 119 year old daily record low temperature of 8 by a couple degrees at least. It’s that cold. Aside from that mostly sunny skies are expected today before a threat of snow moves into western PA tomorrow. Very skewed model outlook for snow accumulations across western PA as SW PA looks to receive the heaviest amounts. It all depends on where the heavy snow band sets up north of the rain/snow line. Very difficult forecast, but I’d say NW PA gets at least a couple inches out of it while SW PA could see 2-5″ near Pittsburgh with more to the south through Sunday morning. A chance of snow could linger into Sunday. The DC Region will see mostly sunny skies today before a threat of wintry mix moves in on Saturday. This should changeover to rain on Sunday. Highs in the single digits today in western PA will rise into the low to mid 30s tomorrow before 20s and low 30s push in by Sunday afternoon. Lows in the single digits tonight will rise into the 20s Saturday night before Sunday night  will cool down significantly into the single digits again. The DC Region will see highs in the mid to upper 10s today before mid 30s push in on Saturday and low to mid 40s move in on Sunday. Lows in the mid single digits to low 10s tonight will rise into the low to mid 30s tomorrow night before low to mid 20s push in on Sunday night. Stay warm folks and get ready for more snow. Have a great weekend!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: -15; Wind Chill: -28
  • Franklin, PA: -13; Wind Chill: -27
  • New Castle, PA: -18; Wind Chill: -18
  • Butler, PA: -11; Wind Chill: -11
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): -6; Wind Chill: -21
  • Uniontown, PA: -4; Wind Chill: -13
  • State College, PA: -8; Wind Chill: -29
  • Frederick, MD: 5; Wind Chill: -7
  • BWI Airport, MD: 2; Wind Chill: -15
  • DC (KDCA): 6; Wind Chill: -7

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Dangerously cold with wind chills. Snow could cause slippery roads Saturday.

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Cold. Highs: Single Digits Overnight Lows: Single Digits
  • Saturday: Snow. Wintry mix risk in SW PA. Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Upper 20s to Mid 30s
  • Sunday: Chance of lingering light snow. Afternoon Highs: 20s/Low 30s Overnight Lows: Single Digits

DC Region: 

Main threat: Bitter Cold. Wintry mix could cause slippery roads Saturday into early Sunday.

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Cold. Highs: Mid 10s to Low 20s Overnight Lows: Mid Single Digits to Low 10s
  • Saturday: Wintry mix likely. Highs: Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Sunday: Chance of showers, mainly early in the day. Afternoon Highs: Low to Mid 40s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 20s

Good News: Weekend warms up slightly. More seasonal pattern could move in late next week into early March…hopefully.

Bad News: Frigid today. Snow/Wintry Mix Tomorrow. Could cause travel havoc on Saturday.

Record Breaking Cold Possible Friday Morning. Wind Chills as Low as -40 Through Friday in Western PA. Wind Chills in the -10s for the DC Region.

The cold heart of winter continues to pump as temperatures in the single digits and wind chills well below 0 are occurring outside the warm blankets of your home. Wind chills in the -10s across much of western PA while the DC Region even has wind chills below 0. Wind chills could drop to -30 in the lower elevations of western PA through early tomorrow while the mountains toward central PA could see values as low as -40. The DC region could see wind chills in the -10s tonight into early tomorrow. A slight chance of light snow could occur across western PA today before mostly sunny skies move in on Friday. A wintry mix is likely on Saturday in western PA as snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain, and the whole orchestra are possible across the region. North of Interstate 80 should see the best chance for a few inches of snow while south of I-80 should see more mixing of rain/freezing rain into the area through Sunday. Highs in the low to mid single digits today in western PA will stay in the single digits on Friday before low to mid 30s push in on Saturday. Lows in the negative single digits/-10s tonight will rise into the positive single digits tomorrow night before upper 20s to mid 30s push in on Saturday night. DC will see partly cloudy skies today with a slight chance of flurries. Mostly sunny skies will push in on Friday before a chance of wintry mix moves in later on Saturday. The DC Region will see afternoon highs in the mid to upper 10s as mid 10s to low 20s push in on Friday. Highs will rise into the mid to upper 30s by late Saturday. Lows in the low to mid single digits tonight will rise into the upper single digits/low 10s on Friday night before overnight lows hold in the low to mid 30s by Saturday night. Stay warm, drink hot chocolate (not coffee), and have a great day! Take care folks, only a couple work days until the weekend!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 2; Wind Chill: -13
  • Franklin, PA: 1; Wind Chill: -11
  • New Castle, PA: -1; Wind Chill: -15
  • Butler, PA: 1; Wind Chill: -12
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 1; Wind Chill: -14
  • Uniontown, PA: 1; Wind Chill: -9
  • State College, PA: 5; Wind Chill: -14
  • Frederick, MD: 14; Wind Chill: -1
  • BWI Airport, MD: 11; Wind Chill: -4
  • DC (KDCA): 15; Wind Chill: 1

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Dangerously cold as wind chills could drop as low as -30 in lower elevations of western PA today/tomorrow. Wintry mix could cause icy roads on Saturday/Sunday.

  • Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of flurries early. Windy. Afternoon Highs: Low to Mid Single Digits Overnight Lows: Negative Single Digits/Low -10s
  • Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Single Digits Overnight Lows: Single Digits
  • Saturday: Wintry mix likely. Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Upper 20s to Mid 30s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Bitter cold today and tomorrow. Wind chills in the -10s possible mainly tonight into early Friday.

  • Today: Partly sunny. Windy. Afternoon Highs: Mid to Upper 10s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid Single Digits
  • Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid 10s to Low 20s Overnight Lows: Upper Single Digits/Low 10s
  • Saturday: Wintry mix likely later in the day. Highs: Mid to Upper 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s

Good News: Weekend warms up. Models continue to bring a pattern change by the start of next month. We may get to thaw out after all.

Bad News: Windy conditions cause very cold conditions. Record lows may be broken. Wintry mix this weekend could cause travel issues.

A Little Bit of Snow. A Lotta Bit of Cold. Wind Chills Could Drop As Low As -30 Degrees by Thursday/Friday in Western PA.

And boom goes the dynamite. The cold will lay the smack down upon the region starting tonight as this bitter cold patter (similar to last Sunday) will persist through Friday. Before this frigid weather returns, snow will push across the region today. 1-3″ of snow is expected across much of western PA (locally more possible in mountains east of Pittsburgh) through tomorrow morning. Mostly cloudy skies will push in on Thursday before mostly sunny skies (but cold conditions) settle in on Friday. Highs in the mid 10s to low 20s today will give way to afternoon highs in the low to mid single digits on Thursday. Friday will hold steady in the single digits. Lows in the positive and negative single digits tonight will fall solely into the negative single digits/low -10s Thursday night before single digits move in on Friday night. The DC Region will see light accumulations from snow later today and into tonight as heavier snow squalls could reduce visibilities at times. Partly sunny skies are expected on Thursday before mostly sunny skies push in on Friday. Highs in the upper 20s to low 30s today will fall into the mid 10s to low 20s on Thursday and Friday. Lows will drop into the mid to upper 10s tonight before low to mid single digits push in on Thursday night. Mid single digits to low 10s are expected Friday night. Winds will cause wind chills to drop to well below 0 (as low as -30) in western PA on Thursday and Friday. Wind chills below 0 could occur in the DC Region on Thursday and Friday as well. Hope you all have a great day! It’s hump day. Get over it!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 15; Wind Chill: 5
  • Franklin, PA: 12; Wind Chill: 0
  • New Castle, PA: 16; Wind Chill: 7
  • Butler, PA: 16; Wind Chill: 5
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 16; Wind Chill: 4
  • Uniontown, PA: 16; Wind Chill: 8
  • State College, PA: 9; Wind Chill: 9
  • Frederick, MD: 5; Wind Chill: 5
  • BWI Airport, MD: 6; Wind Chill: -3
  • DC (KDCA): 17; Wind Chill: 9

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Blowing snow could reduce visibilities and cover roads. Dangerously cold Thursday and Friday.

  • Today: Snow likely. Windy. Highs: 10s Overnight Lows: Negative/Positive Single Digits
  • Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of flurries early. Windy Highs: Low to Mid Single Digits Overnight Lows: Negative Single Digits/Low -10s
  • Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Single Digits Overnight Lows: Single Digits

DC Region: 

Main threat: Snow squalls could reduce visibilities. Frigid Thursday and Friday.

  • Today: Chance of snow. Could be heavy at times. Windy. Highs: Upper 20s to Low 30s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 10s
  • Thursday: Partly sunny. Windy. Highs: Mid to Upper 10s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid Single Digits
  • Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid to Upper 10s Overnight Lows: Mid Single Digits to Low 10s

Good News: Weekend warms up a bit. Models continue to bring a pattern change by the beginning of March, but the cold pattern will be tough to break quickly.

Bad News: Freezing wind chills/temperatures return on Thursday and Friday. Wet weather is expected during the weekend, which could cause a wintry mix with the warm up. Temperatures decline again next week.