Very Cold. Snow Causing Travel Delays/Accidents This Morning. Wind Chills Below 0 in W PA. Be Safe Folks!

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Looks like a rough morning for those of you commuting in both the DC and Pittsburgh metropolitan areas. Quite a few accidents and crawling traffic in some spots. Snow will continue throughout the early part of the day before conditions start to dry out this afternoon. Far NW PA should continue to see snow into tonight. Lake-effect snow will pick up in western PA tomorrow as winds also pick up before snow dies down a bit on Thursday. The DC Region will see partly sunny skies tomorrow before mostly sunny skies move in on Thursday. Highs in the 10s and low 20s in Western PA today will drop into the 10s tomorrow and Thursday. Lows in the single digits and low 10s are expected over the next three nights. The DC Region will see highs in the mid 20s to low 30s the next couple days before highs drop into the low to mid 20s. Lows tonight will drop into the 20s before values decline into the low to mid 10s on Wednesday night. Thursday night will rise back into the low to mid 20s. Be safe with the cold and the snow folks! Have a great two-for-Tuesday!
Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 11; Wind Chill: -5
  • Franklin, PA: 9; Wind Chill: 9
  • New Castle, PA: 12; Wind Chill: 12
  • Butler, PA: 12; Wind Chill: 12
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 14; Wind Chill: 14
  • Uniontown, PA: 14; Wind Chill: 14
  • State College, PA: 10; Wind Chill: 0
  • Frederick, MD: 23Wind Chill: 17
  • BWI Airport, MD: 20; Wind Chill: 12
  • DC (KDCA): 24; Wind Chill: 24


Western PA:

Main threat: Snow is causing roads to be slippery. Winds could reduce visibility on Wednesday, especially in NW PA on Wednesday. Wind chills below 0 possible.

  • Today: Snow likely. Highs: Mid 10s to Low 20s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 10s
  • Wednesday: Chance of snow continues. Windy. Wind chills below 0 expected. Highs: Low to Mid 10s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid Single Digits
  • Thursday: Snow risk dies down. Partly sunny, otherwise. Breezy.  Highs: Low to Mid 10s Overnight Lows: Upper Single Digits to Mid 10s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Snow is causing slick roads. Travel delays likely. Chilly.

  • Today: Snow, tapering off by this afternoon. Highs: Upper 20s/Low 30s Overnight Lows: Mid 20s
  • Wednesday: Partly sunny. Windy. Highs: Mid 20s to Low 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 10s
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 20s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 20s

Good News: Temperatures to rebound during the weekend and into early next week.

Bad News: Snow causing accidents/delays. Cold conditions continue.