We are now under 48 hours away from potential winter weather on Thursday morning. As it looks now, there’s still the possibility of freezing rain on Thursday that could affect the morning commute. The image below, courtesy of ABC7’s Eileen Whelan, shows that most of MoCo could be impacted by ice in the morning with temperatures in Gaithersburg at 31° at 7am.
This seems to be the general consensus among local meteorologists, with NBC4’s Chuck Bell also sharing a hi-res forecast model (seen below) that has freezing rain still in our area at 8am.
WUSA9’s Chester Lampkin shared a graphic (seen below) that shows almost all of Montgomery County in the “ice to rain” category, with most of MoCo changing over to rain by 8am.
The featured photo shows the National Weather Service’s ‘Total Ice Accumulation’ map, which has up to a tenth of an inch of ice for MoCo. While the winter weather involved with this storm is likely to be minor, the timing could cause delays on Thursday morning. Our first “pencil prediction” of the season will be out tomorrow (Wednesday, December 14th).