Washington D.C. – As winter weather continues to grip the Washington D.C. area, slick roads due to snow showers have resulted in reported collisions in Montgomery County. The combination of snow, darkness and falling temperatures is causing previously wet roads to freeze, leading to hazardous driving conditions. Temperatures in the area are expected to remain in the upper 20s and continue to drop, exacerbating the risk of icy roads.
The ongoing snow showers are part of a “little snowstorm,” adding to the already existing snowpack in the area. Once the snow ends, extremely cold conditions are expected to persist through the weekend, with lesser-traveled roads remaining snow-covered and slick, and icy spots potentially increasing on main arteries as temperatures continue to drop.
Moving forward, the evening is expected to see snow squalls cycle through the area, potentially lowering visibility and accumulating up to an additional half-inch of snow. As the evening progresses, the chance of snow will decrease, but a snow shower could still occur through midnight. Additionally, overnight temperatures are expected to drop to between 13 and 19 degrees in most areas, making for extremely cold conditions.
Looking ahead to Saturday, the Washington D.C. area can expect bright, sunny conditions, but temperatures are forecast to only reach the mid-20s. With gusts of 30 to 35 mph, wind chills will make temperatures feel much colder, hovering in the single digits to around 10 degrees throughout the day.
On Sunday, the area can expect another day filled with sunshine, with milder temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s. However, gusty winds are expected to continue, diminishing the overall pleasantness of the weather.
This weekend’s conditions are further detailed in a forecast provided by meteorologist Camden Walker, available on The Washington Post’s website. For daily forecasts, traffic news, and updates, the public is encouraged to follow the Capital Weather Gang on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Additionally, readers can subscribe to receive the 5 a.m. forecast delivered to their email inbox.
As the winter weather continues to impact the Washington D.C. area, it is crucial for residents to remain cautious and vigilant while navigating the hazardous road conditions.