After the month of January closed on a rather dry and uneventful note, the first week of February has brought a considerably more active pattern with showers having threatened the D.C. region over the past couple of days. A much stronger storm system approaches the region on Thursday however, and with it comes the risk for some steadier and heavier rains particularly on Thursday night.
FOX 5's Sue Palka says it'll be a chilly and cloudy evening in the District.
Four years ago today, the District was mired in nearly 18 inches of snow – making it the fourth largest total in the area’s history.
Bundle up as you head out the door Tuesday morning! Temperatures range from the upper teens to low 20s under sunny skies.
The 'real feel' of January kicks in Friday with very cold air settling in. FOX 5's Gwen Tolbart says expect plenty of sunshine but bundle up! Don't be fooled as cold gusty Northwest winds of 10 to 15mph (gusts up to 25mph) will provide morning wind chills in the teens.
Despite one minor snow event back on January 7th, winter has so far been pretty kind to us. In fact, since the winter solstice back on December 21st, D.C. has only had one single day where temperatures have failed to hit the 40° mark. Temperatures have exceeded 50 degrees on twenty of the past twenty-seven days, with four of those days above 60 degrees, and two above 70 degrees. The winter started with a winter break of sorts so to speak, but we are in for a little reality check later on Thursday evening, as winter cold finally returns to the D.C. region.
Our *break* from winter cold will end in just a few hours! It's a deceptively sunny and comfortable start to the day with temperatures approaching the low 50s again by early afternoon.
A winter weather system could possibly bring snow, rain and a wintry mix to parts of the D.C. area this weekend.
Several schools systems across the region are pushing back start times as a result of icy conditions Thursday, January 9.
It's a cold but bright winter morning as overnight temperatures dropped between 19 - 25 degrees under clear skies.
The threat of a refreeze is prompting school districts around the DMV to delay their openings Thursday.
More school delays and cancellations Wednesday as a result of icy conditions in the aftermath of yesterday's wet snow.
The winter weather system that moved across the D.C. region on Tuesday has resulted in some school districts around the region to delay opening times or cancel classes on Wednesday, January 8.
And just like that — the first snowfall this year is here.
The first snow of 2020 is expected to develop into the early afternoon hours Tuesday. FOX 5's Sue Palka says it's a quick moving system that will pass to our south mainly during the afternoon and evening.
A Tuesday storm system passing to our south should pull down enough cold air to change rain over to snow for a period of time tomorrow afternoon even within the Beltway.
A quiet Monday -- but all eyes are on a rain, snow, wintry mix threat that could move into the D.C. area in time to impact the Tuesday afternoon and evening commutes.
BRRRR!!! It is a bitter cold start on this Thursday morning! The biting wind is producing wind chill temperatures in the single digits to low teens -- and below zero for higher elevations well west.
The winter solstice, which is shortest day of the year, will occur Saturday, Dec. 21.
Light snow Monday morning that changed over to a wintry mix brought school closings and delays and a messy morning commute.