6:00 AM | ***Powerful ocean storm to generate some snow around here with even more towards the coastline...extreme cold to follow with dangerous sub-zero wind chills***
6-Day DC Forecast
Sunshine will give way to increasing clouds, cold, but not as harsh as recent days, not far from 30 degrees
Mostly cloudy, quite cold, chance for snow beginning later this evening, lows near 20 degrees
Mainly cloudy and continued quite cold with snow likely early, accumulations of a dusting to 2 inches possible, becoming windy, mid 20’s for afternoon highs
Becoming partly cloudy, bitter cold, windy with dangerous wind chills, lows near 10 degrees with sub-zero wind chills
Brutal cold despite some sunshine, windy with dangerous sub-zero wind chills, mid teens for highs
Continued brutal cold with some sunshine, winds will slacken off, but dangerous wind chills are still possible, mid-to-upper teens for highs
Mainly sunny, still very cold, but not quite as piercing, upper 20’s
Mainly cloudy, not as cold, chance for rain, sleet and/or snow, upper 30’s
The bitter cold weather pattern of the past couple of weeks for the eastern two-thirds of the nation will not ease up at all this week and an added feature will be a powerful storm that develops over the western Atlantic Ocean during the next 24-36 hours. This storm is likely to generate ice and accumulating snow over the next couple of days all the way from Florida to New England and accumulating snow can fall in this region on the order of a dusting to a couple of inches with higher amounts to the east of Route 95. Any shift westward in the storm track could result in significantly more snowfall around here – still within the realm of possibility.
Perhaps even more important than any snow that falls from this upcoming storm will be the extreme cold that follows throughout the eastern US in the Thursday night-to-Saturday time period. Wind chills will reach dangerous sub-zero levels as winds gust to 50 mph or so in this late week time period and power outages may become a real concern; especially, across coastal sections. A relaxation in temperatures is likely to arrive in the Mid-Atlantic region by early next week, but there may be a wintry mix of rain, sleet and/or snow to accompany this temporary “warm up”.
Meteorologist Paul Dorian