A winter storm warning has been issued for Central and SE MoCo. A Winter Storm Advisory is in effect for NW MoCo (Germantown, Clarksburg, Poolesville, Damascus, etc.).
This is the opposite of what we’re used to, as areas further north are usually expected to get more snow. For the areas with a warning, 3-7 inches of snow is expected.
The areas with an advisory are still expected to get 3-5 inches of snow, with the advisory going from 1am until 1pm. Generally speaking, the further S/SE you are, the more snow you’re expected to get.
The latest National Weather Service map shows 3-4 inches for areas in the advisory, 4-5” for areas in the middle (like Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Olney), and 5-8 inches for places like Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Burtonsville.
The timing of this one is perfect for a disruption of the morning commute. Snow is expected to start falling in the early morning hours and continue into the afternoon.
The first pencil prediction for Monday, January 3rd:
3 Pencils ✏️✏️✏️