Winter Weather Advisory for Tuesday – Stay Prepared!
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Stay updated with the latest weather advisories issued for northern Fauquier, Loudoun, northern Montgomery, Howard, Frederick, and Carroll counties from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. It’s always better to be prepared!
A Quick Hit of Winter Weather
Today’s calm weather is just the calm before the storm. Get ready for a dynamic storm that will bring heavy rain and the possibility of moderate to heavy wet snow. The rain will intensify tonight and transition into snow by Tuesday. Northern and western areas, especially those along Interstate 95, can expect a coating to an inch or two of snowfall.
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What to Expect Tonight
As evening progresses, the chances of rain will increase. While rain will become more widespread, the intensity will pick up later in the evening. From midnight until the pre-dawn hours, expect heavy rainfall accumulation of up to an inch in many areas. By dawn, winds will intensify from the north and northeast, gusting at around 30 mph. Temperatures will drop from the 40s to the 30s.
Transition to Snow
During the pre-dawn hours, rain will transition to heavy wet snow or a snow-rain mix, starting from the northwest and moving southeastwards. Elevation plays a role, as higher areas might experience a quick coating of snow, mainly on grass. However, this can also cause slushy spots on roads. In the northwest suburbs, expect an inch or two of snow accumulation by morning. Temperatures near sunrise will range from 32 to 38 degrees.
Tuesday will bring moderate to heavy wet snow during the pre-dawn hours, gradually shifting eastward into the morning commute. Slushy roads may persist as wet snow falls in the west and a rain-snow mix occurs in the east. Throughout the midday, expect the snow to taper off. High temperatures will reach the mid-40s as winds blow from the northwest and skies attempt to clear in the afternoon. Gusts of 30 to 35 mph are possible.
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