An area of low pressure above the Outer Banks will continue to move northeastward off the mid-Atlantic Coast. As it moves away, the rain and snow will mostly end by early this evening.
But even though the storm is moving away, snow may continue in high terrain and mountain locations a bit longer. But the snow will continue well through the night and into tomorrow across portions of Pennsylvania, New York and New England.
Skies will be cloudy for our area overnight. Tomorrow we will see patches of sunshine but a few areas may see a few isolated rain or snow shower especially south of D.C. as an upper level disturbance passes by. High pressure will build back across the region later tomorrow and Friday. This will produce partly cloudy and cold conditions. As the high slowly moves south and east of this area, skies will remain partly cloudy on Saturday and Sunday along with a modest warming trend.
Drivers were up and out early Wednesday morning, trying to get ahead of Thanksgiving traffic and possible snow. Some making pit stops along Interstate 95 said they were hoping to avoid inclement weather, and had even stayed up all night to beat the rush. WTOP’s Kathy Stewart reports.
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It appears this will mainly be a rain event in the D.C. area, according to Lauryn Ricketts.
She said around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, snow was creeping in along Interstate 81, with more rain and wet snow eastward toward D.C. Ricketts said snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour or more would be more common in the area west of the Shenandoah Valley, heading into the mid-morning hours.
Between Winchester and Washington, people are seeing some wet snowflakes, which may be heavy at times.
Ricketts said D.C. could see a coating of snow, maybe an inch or so in some spots, but it
will be slushy.
Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s, lower 30s Wednesday night. She said there may be refreezing overnight, so be careful on any roadways.
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