LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The D.C. area will see snow again Saturday morning, but the winter wonderland won’t last long, at least inside the Beltway.
As of 8:45 a.m., meteorologist Bill Dager had reported light snow off to the north and west of D.C. – from northern Fairfax County and into Montgomery County – and steadier snow even further north and west.
A light mix of snow, sleet and rain are expected around the District as the afternoon progresses, likely contributing to a slushy coating on the roads in parts.
A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect for Frederick County, the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and parts of Northern Virginia including Winchester from 5 a.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday.
Over the course of the day, that storm could bring five or more inches of snow and up to two-tenths of an inch of ice to those areas.
Meanwhile, a Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for Montgomery, Howard, Loudoun and Baltimore counties starting at 8 a.m. The District and surrounding counties could get up to an inch of snow
Accuweather Meteorologist Eric Pindrock says snow will mainly change to rain by the afternoon, with rain ending overnight.
“For the District, I think a little snow and sleet in the morning turns to rain by the afternoon. Perhaps a slushy coating in some spots, with accumulations confined mainly northwest of the area,” Pindrock says.
AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding drivers to be aware of their tire pressure as temperatures fall this winter and check their tired before hitting the road.