Confidence Continues to Grow With Storm System Next Week

The cold has arrived and will continue into the weekend as some light snow events push through the region. Could see a few inches with these systems, but nothing intense. In terms of next week. As I have been saying the past few days, an active pattern will move into the East next week. A significant snow event is possible for PA and the Northeast while areas further south could get a mix of wintry precip. Confidence with details remains low as a lot could occur between now and early next week when the system should track in.

Current (~7am) Temperatures:

  • Erie, PA:  9; Wind Chill: -4
  • Franklin, PA: 7; Wind Chill: -2
  • New Castle, PA: 10; Wind Chill: -5
  • Butler, PA:  10; Wind Chill: -2
  • Pittsburgh (KAGC): 16; Wind Chill: 4
  • Uniontown, PA: 17; Wind Chill: 11
  • State College, PA: 21; Wind Chill: 7
  • Frederick, MD:  28; Wind Chill: 20
  • BWI Airport, MD:  26; Wind Chill: 26
  • DC (KDCA):  30; Wind Chill: 25

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Cold, Wind Chills Below 0, Light Snow

  • Today: Scattered light snow. Light accumulations possible. Highs: Teens Overnight Lows: Single digits. Wind chills below 0.
  • Thursday:  Chance of snow, mainly in the north. Afternoon Highs: Teens/Low 20s  Overnight Lows: Positive/negative single digits. Wind chills below 0.
  • Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Teens/20s Overnight Lows: Teens

DC Region: 

Main threat: Cold, Light Snow

  • Today: Light snow. Could see a couple of inches. Localized higher amounts possible.  Highs: 30s Overnight Lows: Teens/20s
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy skies. Highs: Upper 30s/Low 40s Overnight Lows: Teens
  • Friday: Mostly sunny  Highs: Upper 20s/Low 30s Overnight Lows: Upper Teens/20s

Good News: Light snow and relatively quiet conditions continue.

Bad News: Cold continues. Potential for another significant event next week is possible.