The possibility of winter weather has excited many snow lovers (or those hoping for a school delay) in the area, but the expected amount isn’t going to make them happy.
Light snow is expected to enter the area a little after midnight and could last for a few hours. Temperatures at that time should be slightly above freezing and could dip to a little below freezing, but the amount of snow and the warm ground should not be enough to allow for much accumulation. I would expect anywhere from flurries to a coating in grassy areas with a low “boom” possibility of a half inch (mainly on grass, with a low likelihood of that happening).
What does that mean for schools? Not much. Very minimal to no impact is expected for the morning commute on Wednesday, so the official Pencil Prediction for Wednesday, February 1st will be 1 pencil (see chart below).
Featured image courtesy of Fox 5’s Mike Thomas (tweet below)
Does DC's 325 day snowless streak come to an end overnight? Definitely think we have a shot! Don't get too excited about totals though, this model shows less than 1" for everyone. Moves out so quickly that I wouldn't promise any school delays either. Sorry 🙁 pic.twitter.com/K1f0WF46Vy
— Mike Thomas (@MikeTFox5) January 31, 2023