A major change to our mild weather pattern occurred on Friday as cold arctic air plunged in and set up over the weekend. Residents north and west of DC even woke up to a dusting of light snow Sunday morning!
Those snow showers were along a warm front that will push north of the area Sunday night. With temperatures above freezing by Monday morning most of us will see rain showers along a cold front that moves out by Monday afternoon.
For extreme western Maryland and the panhandle of West Virginia those rain showers may start as freezing rain or sleet overnight, causing a brief period of icing. There is a Freezing Rain Advisory in effect there from 10 p.m. tonight until 10 a.m. Monday morning.
A secondary, and more significant, arctic front moves by Wednesday ushering in an even colder air mass for Thursday-Friday. What originally looked like a rain/snow producing front, now looks to move by dry, with just a few flurries expected late Wednesday.
Our next chance of wintry weather is not until next weekend. An approaching low pressure system from the Ohio Valley looks to bring snow that will eventually change over to rain.
Stay tuned as we go through the week!