Snow Today. 1-3″ In Most of Western PA. DC Region Sees Snow/Rain With 1-2″ Possible North of the City.

Looks like a bit of a snowy day across the region as a clipper system tracks across the Mid-Atlantic. 1-3″ is possible across much of western PA with an inch or so more possible in the mountains east of Pittsburgh and potentially in NW PA. Pittsburgh itself could see some rain/freezing rain mix in with snow early before changing all over to snow. The DC Region will also see snow as accumulations of an inch or two could occur north of the city. A chance of snow could linger in western PA on Thursday before partly cloudy skies push in on Friday. The DC Region will see dry conditions on Thursday and Friday. Highs will rise into the 30s today across western PA before mid to upper 20s settle in on Thursday. Upper 20s to mid 30s will push in on Friday. Lows in the 20s tonight will drop into the 10s and low 20s on Thursday night before Friday night brings 20s back into the region. A storm system could bring significant snowfall from south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike into the DC Region. I’ll keep an eye on that for you as we get a bit closer to the weekend. Drive safe today! It’s hump day! Get over it!   
Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 17; Wind Chill: 17
  • Franklin, PA: 18; Wind Chill: 18
  • New Castle, PA: 28; Wind Chill: 28
  • Butler, PA: 28; Wind Chill: 22
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 31; Wind Chill: 31
  • Uniontown, PA: 28; Wind Chill: 28
  • State College, PA: 19; Wind Chill: 12
  • Frederick, MD: 28; Wind Chill: 28
  • BWI Airport, MD: 29; Wind Chill: 29
  • DC (KDCA): 35; Wind Chill: 35

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: 1-3″ of snow across much of western PA today. Could see up to 4″ in the higher elevations. Slick roads possible for morning commute.

  • Today: Snow. Could change over to rain in SW PA. Highs: 30s Overnight Lows: 20s
  • Thursday: Chance of light snow may linger. Highs: Mid to Upper 20s Overnight Lows: Mid 10s to Low 20s
  • Friday: Partly cloudy. Afternoon Highs: Upper 20s to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: 20s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Rain/snow today should move in mainly after school starts. 1-2″ of accumulation north of the city, with potential for more in northern MD. Slippery roads.

  • Today: Snow early changing over to rain in DC. 1-2″ accumulations possible in suburbs north of DC. Highs: Mid to Upper 30s Overnight Lows: Upper 20s to Low 30s
  • Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 40s Overnight Lows: Mid 20s to Low 30s
  • Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Upper 30s/Low 40s Overnight Lows: Low 30s

Good News: Dry conditions after today for the rest of the work week.

Bad News:  Slick roads possible today. Colder outlook potential next week.