2:30 p.m. update
Washington is immersed in a snow hole. There are some very, very light snow showers (or flurries) out in the colder western suburbs. To the north and south of Washington, snow continues to fall and even stick to roads in some areas. But alas, no snow for us.
After about 5 p.m., some light bands of precipitation to the east of Washington may try to pivot back and bring some occasional rain and snow showers areas along and east of Interstate 95. They shouldn’t amount to much, but we’ll have more information later, published in our PM forecast update.
9:40 a.m. update
Some light snow trying to approaching the region from the southwest is fading fast before it gets here. While it could produce a few flakes in the air through late this morning, mainly in our southern suburbs, many areas may not see it.
Short-term models suggest any precipitation this afternoon probably remains well southeast of Washington. By evening, some precipitation will try to sneak back into the area from the east as the coastal storm develops, but it should be light and, with temperatures climbing to near 40, possibly rain or a rain-snow mix.
The longer precipitation lasts into the evening, the better chance it becomes snow, as colder air comes in, but we’ll be right along the edge of the storm so don’t think it will amount to much, if anything. We’ll keep you posted.
Original post from 5 a.m.
TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
2/10: For a snow lover like me, this underwhelming event is a fail.
Today: Chance of light snow and rain. Highs: 35-40.
Tonight: Slight chance of light snow and rain early, then clearing. Lows: 25-30.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, brisk. Highs: 40-45.
View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post’s headquarters.
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Any snow we see today should not amount to much. But if you’re thinking about spring, think again. Winterlike weather hangs on for much of this week, with temperatures remaining below normal. Maybe by Sunday we’ll have a mild-ish day.
Today (Monday): We’ll have a slight chance of light snow this morning, with a somewhat better chance during the afternoon. However, by then, temperatures will have risen into the mid-to-upper 30s, meaning precipitation may fall as light rain or a mix of rain and snow. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Light winds. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: There’s an outside chance that light snow or a rain-snow mix could continue through the evening commute. If it does, some slush could build up on grassy areas, but roads should remain just wet. Temperatures probably won’t fall below freezing until hours after any precipitation ends, with lows 25 to 30. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow (Tuesday): Mostly sunny skies, but deceptively chilly for mid-March. Winds from the northwest, gusting up to 25 mph, draw in very chilly air. So highs struggle to make 45 degrees. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow night: Clear to partly and quite cold. Lows range through the 20s with a light breeze. Confidence: Medium-High
A LOOK AHEAD
Clouds increase Wednesday and a few snow showers or flurries could zip through the region during the afternoon and into the evening. It’s unseasonably chilly, with highs only in the upper 30s to low 40s. Confidence: Medium-High
Thursday and Friday are both pretty good-looking days but on the cool side of normal — kind of like this past weekend. Under plenty of sunshine, highs both days target 50 degrees, with overnight lows ranging from the mid-20s in our cold spots to near freezing downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
The weekend forecast is still a bit tricky, depending on the placement of a front setting up. We’re probably on the cool side of the front Saturday, with highs near 50 and a chance of showers. By Sunday, it’s possible the front lifts to our north, which would allow temperatures to sprint into the 60s and mean mostly dry weather. Overnight lows are around 40. Confidence: Low-Medium
SNOW POTENTIAL INDEX
A daily assessment of the potential for at least one inch of snow in the next week, on a 0-10 scale.
3/10 (↓): If a burst of snow develops late Monday, maybe someone sees an inch on the grass. Doubtful, though.