Conditions Cool Down During the Middle of Week. Dry today. Rain/Wind Tuesday. Partly Cloudy/Mostly Sunny and Windy Wednesday.

Hope you all had a great weekend! Looking at a warmer start to the week before conditions cool down by Wednesday. Mostly cloudy skies will blanket Western PA today before a chance of showers and windy conditions push in on Tuesday. Wednesday will keep windy conditions in the region but partly cloudy skies are expected overall. Highs will rise into the low to mid 60s today before temperatures decline throughout the day on Tuesday. Afternoon highs on Tuesday will only sit in the upper 30s and 40s before values drop into the mid 30s to low 40s on Wednesday. Lows will dip into the 40s tonight before readings fall off into the upper 10s to mid 20s on Tuesday night. Wednesday night will hold steady in the low to mid 20s. The DC Region will see partly sunny skies today before a slight chance of showers pushes in on Tuesday. Wednesday will give way to mostly sunny skies overall. Highs will rise into the mid 60s today and Tuesday before mid to upper 40s push in on Wednesday. Lows in the 40s tonight will give way to low to mid 30s on Tuesday night and Wednesday night. Hope you all have a great day! Take care folks!

Current (~6-6:35am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 38; Wind Chill: 30
  • Franklin, PA: 30; Wind Chill: 22
  • New Castle, PA: 34; Wind Chill: 34
  • Butler, PA: 34; Wind Chill: 29
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 35; Wind Chill: 27
  • Uniontown, PA: 43; Wind Chill: 38
  • State College, PA: 28; Wind Chill: 28
  • Frederick, MD: 32; Wind Chill: 32
  • BWI Airport, MD: 31; Wind Chill: 31
  • DC (KDCA): 39; Wind Chill: 39

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: None.

  • Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: 40s
  • Tuesday: Chance of showers. Windy. Afternoon Highs: Upper 30s/40s Overnight Lows: Upper 10s to Mid 20s
  • Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Windy. Highs: Mid 30s to Low 40s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 20s

DC Region: 

Main threat: None.

  • Today: Partly sunny. Highs: Mid 60s Overnight Lows: 40s
  • Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Windy. Highs: Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Wednesday:  Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s

Good News: Warm conditions linger into today/Tuesday. Cooler conditions move in, but it won’t be too extreme.

Bad News: Chance of showers tomorrow. Cool down takes place into the middle of the week.

Soggy Bottom Boys Kinda Afternoon/Evening and Saturday. Chance of Rain/Snow Sunday in Western PA. Dry, But Cloudy, in DC Sunday.

A threat of rain will move into the region during the afternoon and evening as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico tracks northward. this threat of rain will carry into Saturday. Western PA will keep a chance of rain and snow in the region on Sunday while the DC Region stays dry. Highs will rise into the low to mid 50s today before upper 40s to low 50s track in on Saturday. Sunday will continue the cool down into the upper 30s to low 40s. Lows in the low to mid 40s tonight will drop into the low to mid 30s Saturday night before Sunday night brings upper 20s to low 30s in. The DC Region will see highs in the low to mid 50s today before upper 50s to low 60s push in on Saturday. Low to mid 50s will return on Sunday. Lows in the mid to upper 40s tonight will give way to mid 40s Saturday night before values fall into the upper 30s to low 50s on Sunday night. A cooler outlook should move in by the middle of next week, just in time for winter to come to a close. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Be safe, stay dry, and have a good time!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 36; Wind Chill: 27
  • Franklin, PA: 30; Wind Chill: 22
  • New Castle, PA: 30; Wind Chill: 30
  • Butler, PA: 34; Wind Chill: 28
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 37; Wind Chill: 33
  • Uniontown, PA: 44; Wind Chill: 44
  • State College, PA: 27; Wind Chill: 27
  • Frederick, MD: 27; Wind Chill: 27
  • BWI Airport, MD: 31; Wind Chill: 31
  • DC (KDCA): 39; Wind Chill: 35

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Slipp’y roads could develop for the weekend. Ponding may occur on roads.

  • Today: Rain mainly later in the day and into the night. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s
  • Saturday: Rain persists. Highs: Upper 40s/Low 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Sunday: Chance of rain and snow. Highs: Upper 30s/Low 40s Overnight Lows: Upper 20s/Low 30s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Slick roads are possible tonight/Saturday. Ponding on roads is possible.

  • Today: Rain during the night mainly. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Saturday: Rain continues. Highs: Upper 50s/Low 60s Overnight Lows: Mid 40s
  • Sunday:  Partly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s/Low 40s

Good News: Near to above normal temperatures hold steady. Cooler temperatures by mid next week won’t be frigid.

Bad News: Rainy today and Saturday. Chance of snow returns to NW PA on Sunday. Things cool down for the middle of next week.

After Forecasting Across the Entire U.S. This Morning, Time to Bring It Back Home.

Mostly sunny today. Rain moves in later in the day tomorrow. Continues into Saturday. Highs in western PA will rise into the 40s today before low to mid 50s push in on Friday. Saturday will bring temperatures down slightly into the upper 40s to low 50s. Lows in the upper 20s to low 30s tonight will rise into the low to mid 40s Friday night before low to mid 30s push in on Saturday night. The DC Region will see highs in the low to mid 50s today and Friday before upper 50s to low 60s push in on Saturday. Lows in the mid 30s tonight will rise into the mid to upper 40s Friday night and Saturday night. A cool down looks to occur by the second half of next week. Have a great day folks! Enjoy the beautiful weather today!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 25; Wind Chill: 25
  • Franklin, PA: 28; Wind Chill: 21
  • New Castle, PA: 29; Wind Chill: 29
  • Butler, PA: 30; Wind Chill: 30
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 32; Wind Chill: 27
  • Uniontown, PA: 27; Wind Chill: 27
  • State College, PA: 35; Wind Chill: 28
  • Frederick, MD: 43; Wind Chill: 38
  • BWI Airport, MD: 43; Wind Chill: 37
  • DC (KDCA): 46; Wind Chill: 40

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Slipp’y roads could develop on Friday and Saturday. Ponding may occur on roads.

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Highs: 40s Overnight Lows: Upper 20s/Low 30s
  • Friday: Rain likely mainly later in the day and into the night. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s
  • Saturday: Rain continues. Highs: Upper 50s/Low 60s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Slick roads are possible during the late week. Ponding on roads is possible.

  • Today:  Mostly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 30s
  • Friday: Rain likely late. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Saturday: Rain continues. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Mid 30s to Low 40s

Good News: Beautiful day today. Get outside and enjoy it.

Bad News: Wet Friday and Saturday. Chance of snow and rain in western PA Sunday. Cool down during the middle of next week.

A Soupy Kind of Morning. Dries Out Into the Afternoon. Mostly Sunny Thursday. Rain Returns Friday.

Western PA looks to dry out today as foggy conditions stick around through much of the morning. Partly sunny skies are expected by the afternoon. Thursday looks to bring mostly sunny skies into the region before a threat of rain returns on Friday. Highs will rise into the mid 40s to low 50s today and Thursday before low to mid 50s push in on Friday. Lows in the mid 20s to low 30s tonight will rise into the 30s on Thursday night before Friday night brings 40s into the area. Looks like the wet day yesterday could linger into early this morning in the DC Region before pushing out by the afternoon. Mostly sunny skies will roll in on Thursday before a threat of rain moves in later in the day on Friday. Highs will climb into the low to mid 60s today before low to mid 50s track in on Thursday and upper 40s to low 50s shuffle in on Friday. Lows in the mid 30s to low 40s tonight will drop into the mid 30s on Thursday night before Friday night brings mid 40s into the area. Rain should continue through Saturday across the region before a chance of rain and snow could move into western PA on Sunday. Hope you all enjoy the dry weather and warmth the next couple days. It’s Hump Day. Get over it!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 39; Wind Chill: 35
  • Franklin, PA: 37; Wind Chill: 32
  • New Castle, PA: 40; Wind Chill: 36
  • Butler, PA: 39; Wind Chill: 35
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 44; Wind Chill: 39
  • Uniontown, PA: 45; Wind Chill: 45
  • State College, PA: 37; Wind Chill: 37
  • Frederick, MD: 37; Wind Chill: 37
  • BWI Airport, MD: 44; Wind Chill: 44
  • DC (KDCA): 46; Wind Chill: 46

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Foggy this morning. Rain could cause slipp’y roads on Friday.

  • Today: Fog this morning. Partly sunny afternoon. Highs: Mid 40s to Low 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 20s to Low 30s
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid 40s to Low 50s Overnight Lows: 30s
  • Friday: Rain likely mainly during the afternoon/night. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: 40s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Foggy this morning. Slick roads possible with rain Friday.

  • Today: Chance of showers and foggy early. Decreasing clouds. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Mid 30s to Low 40s
  • Thursday:  Mostly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 30s
  • Friday: Rain likely later in the day. Highs: Upper 40s/Low 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 40s

Good News: Warmth sticks around.

Bad News: Wet weekend ahead. Cooler conditions possible through mid to late next week.

My Thoughts on The Weather Channel/Verizon FiOS TV Dispute and Meteorology in General

The Weather Channel dropped by yet another television provider? That’s right. Within the past 2 years The Weather Channel (TWC) has been dropped by DirecTV and now Verizon FiOS. And once again, another company will try to take this opportunity to make a name for itself. The AccuWeather channel will try its luck under the Verizon FiOS cable provider just as Weather Nation did under DirecTV in 2013. Weather Nation’s inexperience did not work out and eventually DirecTV and TWC came to an agreement in April of 2014. TWC was back on the air.

Why is this not a surprise?

1.  Ever since computers and the smart phone, television has been put on the back burner of media.

  • Apps and mobile web have become some of the primary sources of weather information
  • Add Twitter and Facebook to that and it includes even more sources of information.

2.  Comcast owns NBC who owns The Weather Channel

  • Verizon and Comcast are competitors
  • NBC bought out The Weather Channel in 2008
  • Comcast bought most of NBC Universal in 2011 and then all of NBC Universal in 2013

3.  24 Hour news stations (or close to 24 hour news) on 1 subject have not fared well

  • TWC has tried to incorporate regular news, shopping and travel ideas, etc. into their programming. There’s one problem. You already have CNN, HLN, MSNBC, etc. to take care of that
  • The perfect example is SportsCenter on ESPN. 10-20 years ago, you would have almost 100% highlights. Now they involve stories about Lebron James biking to home games or Peyton Manning’s worth to the Broncos 6 months before the NFL season. It is easier to look a score up on your phone today.

What does this mean for meteorologists in general?

Although the impact on meteorologists as a whole is small, it does represent where the field of meteorology is going. No longer are the faces of Marshall Seese and Heather Tesch the faces of weather. The faces of weather seem to be apps, mobile websites, and Twitter/Facebook anymore (with the exception of Jim Cantore and his thundersnow love). It is definitely a reality check for those in TV meteorology and the field of meteorology in general.

I gave a talk to students in 2013 at the American Meteorological Society in Austin, Texas about being a young professional in the field. It scared me to see hundreds of faces looking up at me for advice when I knew that the field of meteorology was shrinking. Energy companies have been laying off some of their meteorologists because it is cheaper to go through a company that sells similar products for thousands (if not tens of thousands) of dollars less. TV meteorologists are asked to be regular news reporters as well because it is cheaper for companies. The government has cut the budget so far down that the National Weather Service has been understaffed for quite some time now. When it comes down to it, technology is helping, but hurting, the meteorology field.

Is the meteorology field dying? No, but it is shrinking. This is a perfect sign of that weather models have become much better levels of guidance and technology improved to incredible levels. I go back to my freshman year of college to where paper maps were put on a clipboard to my senior year where the maps were all digital on an array of monitors on the wall. This is the direction that the field is going, and it is not going to slow down anytime soon. The best thing to do is to accept that and try to keep up with it. Marketing a weather product is not easy. I have said, “Selling a weather product is like selling a piece of paper for hundreds or thousands of dollars to a client who does not want to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars.” It is very difficult and in this case, Verizon does not find the product essential enough to keep TWC on their cable lineup.

Conclusion

 

There is not a need for The Weather Channel as much as there was even 10 years ago. What will subscribers of Verizon FiOS do? Look at their TWC app on their phone…or use WeatherBug… or AccuWeather…or Wunderground, etc. There are so many sources to get information that a 24 hour TV meteorology channel is basically obsolete. This is a primary example of how the weather field is changing and growing smaller while becoming saturated. We live in an age where people want their weather information now. Not after potential travel destinations…not after “Fat Guys in the Woods”…but right now. If they will not get that from your company, then they will find it somewhere else. The best thing to do is continue to grow with the field, and if that means the eventual shutdown of The Weather Channel on television, then so be it.

Need the Winter Washed Off of Your Car? Just Leave It Outside Today.

Conditions stay near to above normal with temperatures throughout much of the week while rain moves into the region today and into early tomorrow before conditions dry out on Thursday. Highs in western PA will rise into the upper 40s to low 50s today before 40s push in on Wednesday and mid 40s to low 50s track in on Thursday. Lows in the upper 30s to low 40s tonight will drop off into the mid 20s to low 30s Wednesday night before Thursday night brings low to mid 30s into the region. The DC Region will see highs in the low to mid 50s today before values bump up into the low to mid 60s on Wednesday. Low to mid 50s will return on Thursday. Lows in the mid to upper 40s tonight will drop off into the upper 30s to low 40s on Wednesday night before mid to upper 30s push in on Thursday night. The weekend looks to turn wet again but temperatures should stay near to above normal overall. Hope you have a fantastic two-for-Tuesday! Take care folks!

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 35; Wind Chill: 27
  • Franklin, PA: 28; Wind Chill: 28
  • New Castle, PA: 30; Wind Chill: 30
  • Butler, PA: 30; Wind Chill: 30
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 37; Wind Chill: 37
  • Uniontown, PA: 31; Wind Chill: 31
  • State College, PA: 31; Wind Chill: 31
  • Frederick, MD: 30; Wind Chill: 30
  • BWI Airport, MD: 31; Wind Chill: 31
  • DC (KDCA): 40; Wind Chill: 36

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Rain could cause slipp’y roads today. Nothing significant.

  • Today: Rain likely, especially in SW PA. Highs: Upper 40s/Low 50s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s to Low 40s
  • Wednesday: Chance of rain very early. Becoming partly sunny. Highs: 40s Overnight Lows: Mid 20s to Low 30s
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid 40s to Low 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Rain could cause slick roads today. Nothing to write home about.

  • Today: Rain. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Wednesday: Chance of showers, mainly early. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s/Low 40s
  • Thursday:  Mostly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 30s

Good News: Near to above normal temperatures continue through the weekend.

Bad News: Wet weather today and during the weekend. Cooler outlook should move in during the last week and a half of the month.

NBA Jam Announcer on the Weather: “Heating Up!”

Looking like a comfortable week ahead across the region as near to above normal temperatures continue. Western PA will see partly sunny skies today before rain moves into the region on Tuesday. Partly sunny skies will return to the area on Wednesday. Highs will rise into the 40s today before upper 40s to low 50s push in on Tuesday. Wednesday will continue highs in the 40s and 50s. Lows tonight will drop into the 30s before mid 30s to low 40s track in on Tuesday night. Wednesday night will fall off into the 20s. The DC Region will see partly cloudy skies today before a threat of rain moves in on Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs in the mid to upper 50s today will dip into the low to mid 50s on Tuesday before Wednesday brings a return of mid to upper 50s. Lows in the upper 30s to low 40s tonight will give way to mid to upper 40s Tuesday night before mid 30s push in on Wednesday night. We are finally reunited with the warmer weather, and it feels so good. Take care folks!

Current (~6-6:35am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 35; Wind Chill: 28
  • Franklin, PA: 34; Wind Chill: 29
  • New Castle, PA: 31; Wind Chill: 31
  • Butler, PA: 36; Wind Chill: 36
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 37; Wind Chill: 32
  • Uniontown, PA: 29; Wind Chill: 29
  • State College, PA: 36; Wind Chill: 27
  • Frederick, MD: 30; Wind Chill: 30
  • BWI Airport, MD: 30; Wind Chill: 30
  • DC (KDCA): 39; Wind Chill: 39

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Rain could cause slipp’y roads Tuesday. Nothing significant.

  • Today: Partly sunny. Highs: 40s Overnight Lows: 30s
  • Tuesday: Rain likely, especially in SW PA. NW PA could stay drier overall. Highs: Upper 40s/Low 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 30s to Low 40s
  • Wednesday: Chance of rain very early. Becoming partly sunny. Highs: Mid 40s to Low 50s Overnight Lows: 20s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Rain could cause slick roads tomorrow and Wednesday. Nothing serious.

  • Today:  Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid to Upper 50s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s/Low 40s
  • Tuesday: Rain likely. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Wednesday: Chance of rain. Highs: Mid to Upper 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 30s

Good News: Warmth.

Bad News: The weekend looks wetter. Conditions could cool down towards the second half of the month.

Many Record Low Temperatures Broken That Have Stood for 100+ Years. Chance of Light Snow in Western PA Saturday/Early Sunday. Then Spring Arrives!

Another bitter cold morning for yinz (wind chills in the -10s in western PA) but we are almost through it! The warm up begins this weekend as 30s and 40s move into western PA with potential for 50s in SW PA on Tuesday. The DC Region will see highs in the 50s through all of next week! So get through this painful cold weather as more pleasant conditions are on the horizon. Mostly sunny skies are expected in western PA today before a chance of snow moves in later in the day tomorrow and into Sunday. 1-3″ of snow could fall in NW PA during the weekend. Snow should start to melt next week. Highs in the mid 10s to low 20s today will rise into the low to mid 30s on Saturday and Sunday. Lows in the 10s tonight will rise into the mid 20s to low 30s Saturday night before 20s move in Sunday night. The DC Region will stay dry all weekend as mostly sunny skies today will give way to partly cloudy skies during the weekend. Highs in the mid to upper 20s today will rise into the low to mid 40s on Saturday before upper 40s to low 50s push in on Sunday. Lows in the 10s tonight will bump up into the low to mid 30s on Saturday night and Sunday night. Hope you all stay warm and have a great weekend! The thaw out is soon!

Snow Accumulations (courtesy of National Weather Service):

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 1; Wind Chill: -13
  • Franklin, PA: -4; Wind Chill: -15
  • New Castle, PA: -7; Wind Chill: -7
  • Butler, PA: -6; Wind Chill: -6
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 1; Wind Chill: -11
  • Uniontown, PA: -8; Wind Chill: -8
  • State College, PA: 1; Wind Chill: -12
  • Frederick, MD: 1; Wind Chill: 1
  • BWI Airport, MD: 10; Wind Chill: -1
  • DC (KDCA): 16; Wind Chill: 2

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Cold. Wind chills in the -10s.

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Breezy.  Highs: Mid 10s to Low 20s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 10s
  • Saturday: Chance of snow. Breezy. Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Mid 20s to Low 30s
  • Sunday: Chance of snow continues. Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: 20s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Chilly morning. Snowy roads still a bit slick.

  • Today:  Mostly Sunny. Highs: Mid to Upper 20s Overnight Lows: 10s
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 40s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Sunday: Partly cloudy.  Highs: Upper 40s/Low 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s

Good News: Warming up this weekend through next week. Much needed thaw out.

Bad News: Record cold this morning. Wind chills below 0.

Winter Storm “Cut. It. Out.” Forecast Snow Totals vs. Actual Snow Reports. Forecast Verification.

Overall: Right general pattern placement. Too low with amounts. Busted low with amounts.

Some of Highest Amounts in the Region: 11″ Mount Pleasant, PA; 14″ Davis, WV; 12.5″ Lineboro, MD; 7.0″ National Arboretum, DC; 3 Miles East of Winchester, VA 11.0″

Problem: Lots of moisture filtered in from tropical Pacific Ocean. This along with cold air to the north helped to develop heavy banding. Front that the moisture was placed along lagged a bit more than expected as well.

What did I learn: When a strong jet stream filters in really moist air from the tropical Pacific with cold air in place, keep the forecast on the higher end.

Roads Very Sloppy in Pittsburgh. DC Will Change From Rain to Snow. Not A Good Day To Travel.

Looks like an ugly morning for Pittsburgh commuters as snow covered highways are already causing some slipp’y roads for yinz. Be safe today. Snow should continue into the afternoon. The DC Region will see rains until the cold air moves in later this morning and a threat of moderate to heavy snow is possible. Reduced visibilities are possible. Western PA will see snow today (mainly SW PA) before mostly sunny skies push in on Friday. A chance of snow is possible on Saturday but shouldn’t be nearly as significant as what you are seeing now. Afternoon highs in the low to mid 10s in western PA will bump up into the mid 10s to low 20s on Friday before low to mid 30s push in on Saturday. Lows in the single digits tonight will rise into the mid to upper 10s Friday night before Saturday night brings upper 20s to low 30s in. The DC Region will see a changeover from rain to snow today as snow could be heavy at times. Mostly sunny skies will push in on Friday and partly cloudy skies track in on Saturday. Afternoon highs in the low 30s are expected today before highs rise into the mid to upper 20s on Friday. Saturday will bring upper 30s to low 40s into the region. Lows in the low to mid 10s tonight and Friday night will rise into the mid to upper 20s Saturday night. Be safe out there today. If you can stay home and work, please do. Take care folks!

Forecast Snow Totals (with snow that has already fallen):

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 12; Wind Chill: 0
  • Franklin, PA: 10; Wind Chill: -1
  • New Castle, PA: 13; Wind Chill: -3
  • Butler, PA: 16; Wind Chill: 5
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 17; Wind Chill: 3
  • Uniontown, PA: 20; Wind Chill: 20
  • State College, PA: 27; Wind Chill: 18
  • Frederick, MD: 36; Wind Chill: 30
  • BWI Airport, MD: 35; Wind Chill: 30
  • DC (KDCA): 39; Wind Chill: 32

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Snow causing sloppy road conditions. Travel issues occurring. Could continue through the afternoon.

  • Today: Snow continues in SW PA. Slows down by afternoon. Afternoon Highs: Low to Mid 10s Overnight Lows: Single Digits
  • Friday: Mostly sunny. Windy.  Highs: Mid 10s to Low 20s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 10s
  • Saturday: Chance of snow. Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Upper 20s/Low 30s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Snow may be heavy at times. Travel issues likely.

  • Today: Rain changes over to mix and then snow. Could be heavy at times. Windy. Afternoon Highs: Low 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 10s
  • Friday:  Mostly Sunny. Highs: Mid to Upper 20s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 10s
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Upper 30s/Low 40s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 20s

Good News: Warm up occurs this weekend and into next week.

Bad News: Roads bad for Pittsburgh commute. Snow on its way into DC Region. Not a good day to be out and about. Cold Friday morning.