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Light snow possible for the Tuesday morning commute

A period of light snow will be possible for the Tuesday morning commute

After a rainy end to the weekend and a dreary start to the work week, the four letter word is back in our forecast tonight into Tuesday morning. No winter weather advisories are in effect right now but there is a possibility so be sure to check the forecast later this afternoon. This is always a good time to download the StormWatch7 App as it will let you know if any watches, warnings or advisories have been issued.

Timing out the snow brings the best chance between about 3am for the western parts of the area to around 6-7am for the Metro and 8am east of D.C. This should be a quick punch with about an hour of snow possible, dropping a quick dusting to an inch around town. There is a higher likelihood for an inch or so farther north and west.

While it may result in some travel disruptions, road surface temperatures have been above freezing and will continue to be today into tonight with highs in the mid to upper 40s. Temperatures are expected to fall near and below freezing by tomorrow morning when the front moves through. This may lead to a few slick spots along with the light snow but we’re not anticipating any major issues. Be sure to take it slow on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses.

Gusty winds are expected with gusts to 30-35 mph making it feel like the 20s the majority of the day Tuesday. By the evening, it’ll feel like the teens throughout the area. The next threat for wintry weather is expected by late Thursday into Friday with the next cold front. Again, mild conditions near 50 are anticipated Thursday and coupled with light snow chances, we’re not anticipating any major complications at this time.

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